Great I am so glad he is finally growing for you!! How well is he eatting Veggies?? I still have some problems with Rex eatting Veggies, he likes to poop in them instead of eatting them. I can"t believe your daughter plays with the roaches...Yuk!! LOL. But I guess I can see my son doing the same. :) I've been looking for old furniture (after seeing your aqurium) to try to make a new home for Rex. Rex is 12 inches now and growing fast so i need something bigger soon. There is an easy way to tell if it's a male or female. Lefting the tail up, at the base of the tail if it's a male you will see two buldges like balls LOL and if it's a female you should be able to see a triagle at the base. let me know. You can check it out by looking up on internet, on how to sex bearded dragons.