The bearded dragon is a classification of common eight reptiles known as pagodas. They came to know as bearded dragons because of the present beard under their throat which possesses a great quality like changing the color of the beards depending on the situation. The situation in which the color of the beard changes may vary. It could be a result of stress and anxiety or being aware of an upcoming threat, anything.

They are hailing from semi-arboreal species and mainly can be found in Australia. They can be seen around the bushes, branches and on the rock basking in the glory of nature. They are a habitat which generally lives in the desert areas. They are adept at living in the arid and subtropical woodlands, shore areas, scrublands, savannas, and into the great interior deserts. Their growth depends on the outer circumstances as well as their inhabiting capacities and the nourishment they receive.

In this article, we will discuss The bearded dragon growth rate and many other issues related to their growth.

The bearded dragon growth rate:

There are the right types of bearded dragons available and their growth rate differs depending on the type of classification they fall under.

  • Pogona barbata – Found in the Eastern region, hence the name eastern bearded dragon. They can grow up to 24in. but that can only be seen in the case of the males while the females grow up to 22in.
  • Pogona henry lawson – Otherwise known as Rankin’s dragon, Black-soil bearded dragon, Dumpy dragon, Dwarf bearded dragon. It is smaller than pogona Barbata, growing up to 12in. in total length and has a blunt nose
  • Pogona microlepidota- Otherwise known as Kimberley bearded dragon. They are the smallest of the lot which grows up to 4-6 inches.
  • Pogona minima – Otherwise known as Western bearded dragon. They are slightly smaller than the pogona minor growing up to 14inch.
  • Pogona minor  – Otherwise known as a Western bearded dragon, Dwarf bearded dragon. They are 38cm large in length.
  • Pogona mitchelli – Otherwise known as North-west bearded dragon. They grow up to 18inches.
  • Pogona Nullarbor – Otherwise known as  Nullarbor bearded dragons grow up to 15inches.
  • Pogona vitticeps  – They are known as an inland bearded dragon or Central bearded dragon. They are the longest in length of all the eight subspecies. They can grow up to 24inches.

The growth of the bearded dragon depends on these things:

There are many people who have taken bearded dragons as their pets. The rate of Bearded dragon growth concerns many. Their growth rate depends on mainly the nutrition they are gaining and on the genetics of the species. Like we mentioned, pogona vitticeps is considered the longest one among the species. Their growth begins from the 4th week after they have come out of the egg.

At that point in time, their maximum length will be around 5cm and from there they make their journey until their growth is arrested. It is on the 6th week of their birth, their growth rate is in a rapid mode. The environment is also a big contributing factor to the growth of the bearded dragon. They are used to live in an arid environment.

At that point in time, their maximum length will be around 5cm and from there they make their journey until their growth is arrested. It is on the 6th week of their birth, their growth rate is in a rapid mode. The environment is also a big contributing factor to the growth of the bearded dragon. They are used to live in an arid environment.

If a child is put in a cage before their growth has at least on the middle stage, it will be arrested. The bearded dragon which if goes into the trance of malnutrition then it won’t grow to its full health. The male and the female habitats are genetically different when it comes to the growth rate. Males are larger in size and length too than the female ones.

How Long Does It Take A Bearded Dragon To Grow?

When you buy a bearded dragon that is almost grown-up you have to decide what age they are and their sex too. If you have gotten a bearded dragon that is small then this is the chart that you have to follow.

  •  3-4 in should be the growth during their 0-1 months of age.
  • 5-9 in would be the growth during their 2 months of age.
  • 8-11 in should be the length during their 3 months of age.
  • 9-12 in should be the length during their 4 months of age.
  • 11-16 in. Should be the length during their 5 months of age.
  • 11-18 in. Should be the length during their 6 months of age.
  • 13-20 in. Should be the recorded length during their 8 months of age.

16-22 in. Should eve the recorded length during their 12 months of age. This is the recorded chart against which you can measure up your bearded dragon. After one year the growth of the bearded dragon will be arrested and you will get a Fully grown bearded dragon.

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