Reptiles/water dragon


hey there i bought a "water dragon" from a pet store in town, ive had him about 2 years now. he was fairly small when i bought him, and now hes about a foot long, hes shedded his skin on a regular basis for the past two years, wondering if he will still grow, or if this is as big as he will get..

Hello Amanda,

Does that length include his tail, or no?
Is he older than 2, correct?
Sometimes it takes a bit of time for them to hit full maturity.  They can fill out more into their 2nd & 3rd years.  Have you been using UVB lighting & calcium supplementation?  
What is his set up like, the temperatures & humidity?
Do you have any pictures of him?
What foods does he like?



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Tracie Kretzschmar


I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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