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RE: info on beardies

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Posted by: kronicdragons at Thu Jun 23 10:34:59 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kronicdragons ]  
   

From recent research and a talk with Josh Dovenbarger here's a few things I found out. However as you will soon find out, many people have many different ideas on when and how to breed. But hope this helps..

1. Should you use calcium with D3 or a 2:1 ratio of calciumhosphorous?
I have heard go with no Phosphorus but I've also read you should try and do 3:1 ratio. As always just make sure they have enough calcium and D3 and the hours of basking light in order to process that. Babies will need more calcium supp. of course than the adults and gravid mom to so she makes nice healthy eggs and doesn't take too much from her self.

2. Are translucent beardies considered unhealthy and will breeding two of them together up your chances at unhealthy offspring?

I haven't heard any weaknesses in a trans. The only morph I know of to be of more delicate nature is the silkback because they are scaleless and have more needs.

3. Whats the earliest age you can breed a bearded dragon safely?

This is one where I have heard no early than 18 months to 2 years to build up calcium reserves. However I have also talked with breeders who say weight is all that matters. 300 grams or more regardless of age. I say it's a personal decision and without knowledge myself I can't tell you which one is better or if one is.
3. Is their a site I can research beardie morphs at?

beardeddragons.ord
exclusivedragons.com
youtube!! Tons of how to videos ect..huge help
4. Whats the earliest age you can correctly sex a beardie?

I heard as soon as birth but I agree 6 weeks seems to be more of a "accurate" time frame. That's from my personal experience.
5. What is the deal with in-breeding dragons? Does it matter? Does it produce weak genes and unhealthy lizards?

I have heard about both happening. Weaker genes and actual genetic abnormalities where you have to put the baby dragon down because it's insides are on the outside. Rule of thumb, just dont
it's not a good idea.

Hope this helped!


   

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