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Bearded Dragon

There are 8 different types of Bearded Dragon and here in Plantasia we have the Pogona vitticeps which is a Central or Inland Bearded Dragon.

Origin / Habitat: Native of Australia, commonly found in Deserts, Shrublands, arid and sub-tropical woodland, savanna, shore areas

Life Span: 8 - 12 years

Diet: Crickets, Locusts, Waxworms, Mealworms, fruits and vegetables

Did you know?

  • Bearded Dragons are natives of Australia and are there commonly found in arid woodlands and deserts.
  • When fully grown the bearded dragon can reach about 20 inches in length (head to tail). The males tend to be loner than the females but females are usually heavier than the males.
  • Their name comes from the spines around their head. When they are angry or frightened they puff out their spikes to make them appear larger.
  • They are cold blooded animals
  • Bearded Dragons often stand up on their hind legs to run from danger. This method is actually slower than running on all fours. Running on their hind legs allows them to regulate their body temperature as their body is further away from the hot ground and also improves the airflow around them. This technique enables them to cover more ground when running away from danger.
  • They have limited ability to change colour
  • Diet consists of both meat and vegetation from small insects to mice as well as vegetables, leafy greens and fruits.
  • They spend the majority of their day on the ground, some occasionally climb trees.
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