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we have a 10 month old male and a 4 month old female bearded dragons we are being told by self called experts on facebook that you shouldn't keep dragons together we have no problems with our 2 but are they right

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Hi Andy,
They are correct.... Even though the beardies get along now, the time will come when they think they are old enough to breed.  When they are together, this happens way too young for both the male and female. This is very dangerous as it can cause a prolapse in both sexes and of course other severe health problems, such as egg binding with the female.
To make it even worse, your male is almost 3 times your females age which he can do grave harm to her with trying to breed.  It is coming up on breeding season real quick too.
If you plan on breeding, you want both to be 2 yrs old or more.  You also want to have them in their own set up, other than a short time during breeding season(if you wish to breed) when you put them together.
Also, when housed together, the male spends soo much time in pursuit of the female, they  both fail to eat properly and just become stressed in all ways.

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I am well versed in all aspects of the care and keeping of green iguanas, leopard geckos and bearded dragons. This includes all husbandry issues pertaining to the above species. I am not a vet so I cannot answer medical questions. I research other reptiles and am able to give general information on other species of lizards. I prefer not to answer snake questions as that I have not researched them enough.

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I own 3 green iguanas, two of which are rescues. I own two leopard geckos, both rescues. I've had my reptiles for 11 years. I spend many hours researching the care of my reptiles to keep up to date on all information pertaining to keeping reptiles that I have. I own a yahoo group dedicated to raising healthy iguanas.

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Scales and Tails Exotic Pet Rescue (one of the founding members)

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One of the Co Authors of the Book "The Iguana Dens Care and Keeping of Giant Green Iguanas"

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I was a Vet Tech for 6 years. Research, experience and learning from the experience of others that have raised reptiles for many years.

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