How Fast Do Bearded Dragons Grow

How Fast Do Bearded Dragons Grow?

How fast do bearded dragons grow? This is a frequently asked question with new baby bearded dragon owners. It’s good to get an idea of how big and how fast your little fella will grow so you can prepare an adequate setup for the future. It’s also helpful to have an idea of what to expect from your bearded dragon when growing so that you how it’s healthy. How fast bearded dragons grow can depend on a few factors. Let’s take a look.

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Eat Your Greens

Well, eat your bugs, to be more precise. Baby bearded dragons need a lot of bugs when growing up as part of their diet. A well balanced diet will see your baby bearded dragon mature quickly. It’s possible that with good husbandry that your little lizard will grow to adulthood in less than a year. When they hatch, they’ll be about 4 inches long. How fast your bearded dragon grows from that point will depend on how well you care for it. They could be twice as big in length by the time they are 6 weeks old, about a 12 incehs in length by 3 months, and about 15 inches at 6 months when reaching sexual maturity. This requires a well kept vivarium, good temperatures,  and a well balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables and bugs.

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Grow Up Fast

Sometimes no matter how hard we try to change ourselves, we can’t. Our bodies to a certain degree are held back by our genes. Some people were born smart and some were born super fast. Still, there’s lots we can to make the most of our environment and break down barriers to success. Such is the fate of the bearded dragon. Some lineages of bearded dragons reach different sizes. The ‘German Giant’ lives up to its name, to give one example. Also, male bearded dragons tend to outgrow female bearded dragons. The best you can do is to learn good husbandry skills and talk with bearded dragon breeders about how to give the best chance in life for your bearded dragon to grow fast and healthy.

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