Bearded Dragon Facts
Five groups that classify all living things
A group of animals within the animal kingdom
A group of animals within a pylum
A group of animals within a class
A group of animals within an order
A group of animals within a family
The name of the animal in science
The animal group that the species belongs to
What kind of foods the animal eats
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
|50cm - 61cm (20in - 24in)|
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
|250g - 510g (9oz - 18oz)|
The fastest recorded speed of the animal
How long the animal lives for
|6 - 15 years|
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Green,Yellow, Brown, Grey|
The protective layer of the animal
The preferred food of this animal
The specific area where the animal lives
|Arid forest and desert|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The food that the animal gains energy from
|Insects, Mice, Leaves|
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
|Birds, Snakes, Crocodiles|
Characteristics unique to this animal
|Pronounced beard when scared and morphs skin colour|
Bearded Dragon Location
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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First Published: 25th November 2008, Last Updated: 7th November 2019
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