Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitticeps

Description:  Most Bearded Dragons in captivity have broad triangular heads and flattened bodies.  The Bearded Dragon is tan to yellow in color. It is called “bearded” because of the dragon’s ability to flare out the skin in the throat region when it is threatened or territorial.  There are spines on the throat, sides of the head, and sides of the body. Adults reach approximately 16 to 22 inches.  Males have a distinct set of pre-anal pores between the back legs and have hemipenal bulges at the vent area. Females usually have no buldge passed the vent or only one

Range:  The Inland Bearded Dragon is found in Central Australia

Habitat:  The Inland Bearded Dragon lives in the arid woodlands and deserts of central Australia

Wild: Omnivorous
Zoo: Chopped meat, crickets, pinky mice, earthworms, leafy greens, fruit

Reproduction:  Bearded Dragons reach sexual maturity and start to breed between 8 and 18 months. The female will generally lay 20 eggs in a clutch. If fertile, the eggs will hatch in 55-75 days.

Fun Fact:  To show submission, a dragon will hold up one front leg and may slowly wave it.