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Bearded Dragon


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Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
A western bearded dragon, Swifts Creek, Victoria
A Bearded Dragon at the Indianapolis Zoo
A Bearded Dragon (Pogona) in the Australian section of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
The bearded dragon (also known as the dragon) is found naturally in Australia, but bearded dragons are kept as exotic pets in many places all around the world.

Bearded dragons can grow up to 24 inches long but that is including their long tail, making the bearded dragon fairly small in body size for a lizard.

Bearded dragons feed mainly on insects, crickets and worms and like all reptiles enjoy spending their days on a rock under the sun recharging until nightfall when the bearded dragon is much more active .

The bearded dragon is known to be docile and trusting yet outgoing and curious! The bearded dragon is a quite and gentle lizard and the bearded dragon is therefore a popular exotic pet for children.

The bearded dragon is a territorial lizard and should be keep in a big enough enclosure if the bearded dragon is kept as a pet. The bearded dragons diet is made up mainly of leafy greens which the bearded dragon plucks from trees and bushes.

Bearded dragons go through a period every year that is similar to a mammal's hibernation. The bearded dragon tends to become lethargic and the bearded dragon will not come out that often. The bearded dragon will also be eating less and the bearded dragon does this for a period of two to three months.


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Bearded Dragon Translations

German Deutsch
Bartagamen
 
English English
Bearded Dragon
 
Esperanto Esperanto
Barba agamo
 
Japanese 日本語
アゴヒゲトカゲ属
 
Dutch Nederlands
Baardagame
 
Swedish Svenska
Skäggagam
 

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Bearded Dragon Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Reptilia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Squamata
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Agamidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Pogona
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Pogona Vitticeps
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Reptile
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Omnivore
Size (L):
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
50cm - 61cm (20in - 24in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
250g - 510g (9oz - 18oz)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
40km/h (25mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
6 - 15 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Green,Yellow, Brown, Grey
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Scales
Favourite Food:Insects
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Arid forest and desert
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
15
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Insects, Mice, Leaves
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Birds, Snakes, Crocodiles
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal...
Pronounced beard when scared and morphs skin colour

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