Below are two charts, showing the growth of some of our bearded dragons that we raised, most of which, are from different blood lines. One chart is for male bearded dragons, and one chart is for female bearded dragons. There is no information before 6 weeks because not all of the bearded dragons lengths were kept track of before the 6 week period. At the right side of the chart you will find an average growth rate of the combined animals in the chart.
All bearded dragons were housed in pairs or a trio in a small cage (24X28) during the 6 month period. All bearded dragons had greens in their cage at all times, and they were fed gutloaded crickets 2-4 times daily. One feeding per day was dusted with Repcal, and once weekly weused Herptivite. We also offered the appropriate size mealwworms at least a few times a week to our bearded dragons. Temperture was kept at 110-115 at the highest part of the basking area. Ambiant cage temperture was about 85. Nighttime temperture was about 70-75 with no heat source on at night. Lights/heat was kept on for 14 hours a day.Also it is important to note, during the 6 month period there was fluorescent lighting used , but no uvb.
** The fluorescent lighting we use is ReptiSun 5.0 - BUT in the beginning our cages were 24 inches high and therefore the bulbs UVB output dissipated before reaching the basking area. Silly us, we didnt know back in '98 that the bulbs had to be much, much closer to the animals to be an effective UVB source.
Male Bearded Dragon Growth Charts...