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 Post subject: German Giant
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:01 pm 
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Has anyone got a German Giant Bearded Dragon?
It has been suggested to me that my Buddy is one, and I had never heard of these.
He is massive for an average dragon, but vets have always said due to his stable diet he has a very low fat content. Looking into these German Giants he seems to fit the bill pretty well. Looks a lot more like these in terms of length and size at well over 2 foot and nearly 2 pounds in weight.

Just wondering if anyone knew about these as I'm only finding this out today and just thought Bud was a big guy haha

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:45 pm 
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Lot of discussion over this as parentage and feeding during the first 18 months has a bearing on size. Basically it seems to be hung off any large dragon and unless you know his full lineage back to '70's when the term first appeared he could be anything. :)

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:31 pm 
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I thought it may just be a loose term, I saw Buddy's mother when I got him, but the father had been the breeders friends and had gone back to his, so although I was shown pictures I didn't see the size of his dad.
Il try and get some pictures on to show his size.

What age do they stop growing Rick?

Thanks for the reply.

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:00 pm 
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It is a term that gets thrown around a lot and doesn't really seem to have any basis in fact. A dragon will normally have reached full size at 18 months although weight will vary a bit all his life. Just a comment - his nails look a little long and trimming wouldn't hurt as if they're really long they can cause his toes to bend back as he walks.

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:05 pm 
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His nails are getting a lil long, he's got his 6 month check up in a week though, so vets will be trimming them then, I'm not brave enough haha too scared il hurt him.

He has got sandstone in the bottom of his Viv to try and keep them down, can you suggest anything else to help between check ups?

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:12 pm 
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No - basically that's all we have plus we do trim them from time to time ourselves.

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:11 pm 
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WOW! Big dragon.

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 Post subject: Re: German Giant
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:20 pm 
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I Will ask the vets for a lesson then as I'm too scared to hurt him.

Ha yeah he is a big guy. Strange thinking he used to sit on my finger :) ha ha


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