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hi, so ive had drake my baby bearded dragon just over 2 weeks now. he (not sure of sex but will say he for now) is around 6.5" and is 34 grams. i usually measure and weigh him every friday so he is probably slightly bigger.

he is roughly 2.5 months old.

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Hello Sarah,

I would say that he is a good size for his age.  His weight is excellent!
How often does he shed?  I am sure he is eating a lot for you also.  They eat 50+ feeders per day when they are young, also.
Be sure to give calcium 4-5 times weekly to make sure his bones stay healthy when he is growing so rapidly.
He is sure a pretty little thing!

Tracie

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Tracie Kretzschmar

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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.

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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.

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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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