Baby German Giant Bearded Dragons

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Nearly There!
Nearly There!

One of the most satisfying things about working with reptiles is breeding your own stock. Another success story of our captive breeding programs was the hatching of our German Giant Bearded Dragon babies!

Bearded Dragons are our favourite reptile pet and judging by their popularity they are yours too. German Giant Bearded Dragons are a variety of Bearded Dragons that get big, very big!

Ahh.. space

Ahh.. space

It usually takes about 2 months for the eggs to hatch once they’ve been laid so we knew there was a chance that this could be baby week.  Everyday we checked their box in the incubator but no joy, until yesterday! Four young lizards were running around happy as anything. It was important to leave them in there as they would stimulate the remaining four eggs to hatch.

Two more of the eggs also hatched yesterday, the remaining two hatched today. We are pleased to say that all eight are thriving. They have been moved to their own vivarium where they are enjoying basking and chancing small crickets. Their parents are the Red Hypo German Giant variety so we expect them to grow into absolute beauties. In our eyes they already are.

About Gary Rolfe

Gary has worked with fish and reptiles for 17 years and works as the manager of the reptilecentre.com website. Follow him on Twitter at @GaryRolfe.

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