My first bearded dragon was about 7 inches. After a while I got another -about 12 inches long. Every night it sleeps with me for about two hours. After about two to three months we got two more that are full grown. We had them for about 2 weeks so far and they are really nice. They are like a little dog, just easier to take care of. I think if you are getting a pet for the first time you should get a bearded dragon, they are great pets.