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Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata), Victoria, Australia.Bearded dragon (Pogona barbata)A Bearded Dragon at the Indianapolis ZooA Bearded Dragon (Pogona) in the Australian section of the Jerusalem Biblical ZooA western bearded dragon, Swifts Creek, VictoriaBearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)
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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: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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Bearded Dragon

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.

Bearded Dragon Translations

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

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First Published: 25th November 2008, Last Updated: 16th February 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 25 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 25 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 25 Nov 2008]

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