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    Question Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    HELLOOO!

    I have a beautiful Bearded Dragon called Ozzy, he's nearly 5 months old, and I'm gonna get a Female, and raise her along with Ozzy, (Calling her Sharon, Ozzy and Sharon!) and then have them breed to have little baby Beauties!

    But, I'm just wondering... Can you keep them together, in the same tank without them breeding at that age? Because I'm pretty sure they won't breed at that age? I hoping to breed them when they're both about a year and a half, and maybe have the Female a little older...

    But, if I have them both live together at about 5 months old each (Or around that) would be it be okay and would they breed when they're ready? I'm just a little confused. I do have a tank I could keep her in, just think it'd be nice for them to live together is all. Any advise would be helpful. I've already read up on everything I need to know about breeding, just this one thing confuses me because I've just moved Ozzy to another tank and I'm gonna get Sharon like... next week? Thank you!






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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    I would not co hab if you plan on breeding. In my experience it doesn't work.
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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    Even though females are sexually mature at 24-28months doesn't mean that that is the best time for them to breed, Its better to wait till the female is 3 years or older. The earlier that they start breeding the faster that they stop producing. Quality and quanity is better if breed later and too early.
    I don't think that they should be housed together at all until it is a planned breed. Males can be very aggressive and will continually bother the female to mate.
    This is something I don't think that you should take lightly, this should be something that is thought out and planned for some time. The female needs to be very strong and healthy before and after breeding takes place.
    Your bearded dragon is 5 months of age, how do you know what sex it is? Kind of young to tell isn't it.
    Anyway just my opinion. Don't keep them together.
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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    Quote Originally Posted by mld View Post
    Even though females are sexually mature at 24-28months doesn't mean that that is the best time for them to breed, Its better to wait till the female is 3 years or older. The earlier that they start breeding the faster that they stop producing. Quality and quanity is better if breed later and too early.
    I don't think that they should be housed together at all until it is a planned breed. Males can be very aggressive and will continually bother the female to mate.
    This is something I don't think that you should take lightly, this should be something that is thought out and planned for some time. The female needs to be very strong and healthy before and after breeding takes place.
    Your bearded dragon is 5 months of age, how do you know what sex it is? Kind of young to tell isn't it.
    Anyway just my opinion. Don't keep them together.
    I'm only really planning on breeding once. And I know that they need to be strong and healthy, and I'm gonna make sure of that before I breed them. I'm not gonna wait untill the very day they're a year and a half each, I'm gonna wait untill I believe they're ready. So if that means waiting untill the Female (Assuming she has to do most of the work) is two years old or so, or even a little older, before I believe she's ready, then so be it, but if I believe she's ready at somewhere around a year and a half, then I'll do it man! I will make sure to feed them their food with a Calcium and vitamin supplement every single day, I'm probably gonna feed a few Pinkies too. I'm not taking this lightly at all, I've been reading and studying what to do for atleast 2 months now?

    And I know what sex he is. You can tell what sex they are from birth, but it's harder then, at 5 months it's real easy, just have to invade their privacy and take a look.

    But this is what I was saying, if I kept them together, would Ozzy try to breed when he's only young and having a Female with him? Remember, he's only 5 months of age. But yeah, I'll keep 'em separated!

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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    I`d like to ask how you tell the sex of Bearded dragons from birth? If you`re suggesting you probe them, that`s a dangerous thing to try, you could cause serious damage to the animals, that`s very irresponsible in my opinion.
    Breeding is a great thing to do if you are sure you can find good homes for the offspring, but unless they`re a special colour morph that`s in demand, "normal" Bearded Dragons are VERY common in the pet trade. Pinkies are virtually useless, their skeleton isn`t formed and very little nourishment, there are far more benficial prey items than that.

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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    Quote Originally Posted by murrindindi View Post
    I`d like to ask how you tell the sex of Bearded dragons from birth? If you`re suggesting you probe them, that`s a dangerous thing to try, you could cause serious damage to the animals, that`s very irresponsible in my opinion.
    Breeding is a great thing to do if you are sure you can find good homes for the offspring, but unless they`re a special colour morph that`s in demand, "normal" Bearded Dragons are VERY common in the pet trade. Pinkies are virtually useless, their skeleton isn`t formed and very little nourishment, there are far more benficial prey items than that.
    Ofc yes, I'm on about probing. I do understand it's dangerous and wouldn't personally do it myself, but I'm just stating it is possible. Otherwise you can tell by Bulges just at the base of the tail below the vent, but obviously this method can only be used when they're a little older. Ozzy is 5 months and I can distinctively tell that he's male because of the bulges he has. Females will have one bulge just below the vent, males will have two longer bulges with a dent between them, or to my knowledge! Also I believe that males have small spots on their hind legs, and I'm not sure but I think Females do too but they're hardly as distinctive as the males would.

    And yeah, the only reason I'm gonna use Pinkies is because of the Fat they give off, and I believe the Female dragon gives up allot of fat to their babies, as well as other things. I won't only give her Pinkies, just gonna give a few is all.

    Don't worry, I do take great thought and consideration into everything I do, why do you think I asked if it's possible to keep a Male and a Female in the same enclosure at a young age? I do have a separate enclosure for her to live in, so now I know.

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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    Well I`m pleased you`re asking the questions first, but probing baby lizards is not recommended under any circumstances, and if anyone ever tells you they can do it for you, take my advise, and decline!
    The females need more calcium for the eggs, NOT pinky mice, which contain virtually no calcium whatsoever, neither do they need more fat, just a variety of good quality foods.

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    Re: Breeding Pair of Bearded Dragons?

    Quote Originally Posted by murrindindi View Post
    Well I`m pleased you`re asking the questions first, but probing baby lizards is not recommended under any circumstances, and if anyone ever tells you they can do it for you, take my advise, and decline!
    The females need more calcium for the eggs, NOT pinky mice, which contain virtually no calcium whatsoever, neither do they need more fat, just a variety of good quality foods.
    Ahh, I see. I thought they needed extra Calcium, fat reserves and other nutrients and vitamins... Thanks for that!

    And yeah, don't worry. I'm never gonna do it. I think I'm gonna incubate for mixed sex and then state that when I sell them. But I just don't want anybody to think that I'm trying to rush into things is all, I'm gonna take careful planning as I know it's a delicate procedure.

    Thanks for the advise!

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