Bearded Dragon Facts
|Size||12-24 in (30-60 cm)|
|Speed||Up to 25 mph (40 km/h)|
|Weight||0.5-1.1 lb (250-510 g)|
|Predators||Birds, snakes, crocodiles|
|Characteristics||Spikes along its side; exposed eardrum|
Bearded dragons are lizards. They belong to the so-called squamata order. You are native to Australia. There are 8 types, including e.g. B. the Rankin's dragon, the Kimberley bearded dragon and the dwarf bearded dragon. The animals are active during the day and mainly feed on insects.
When Bearded Dragons Feel Threatened
If a bearded dragon displays its beard and opens its mouth, or its beard changes color, it feels threatened. These gestures are also used during mating displays and territory defense.
Bearded dragons make wonderful pets! In our pet section you will find a detailed pet profile for the bearded dragon!
How does the bearded dragon displays its beard? It contracts muscles on its tongue bone.
Bearded Dragons Can Change Their Color
A bearded dragon can change its color at will (like chameleons!), or even just change certain parts, like its beard. They also use this color changing trick to control their body temperature.
„I Give In!“
A slow nodding or a wave of the arm signals submission.
„I’m the Boss!“
If a bearded dragon nods its head quickly, this signals dominance. This behavior can often be seen in males.
No One can Resist...
...a little nap. Even a bearded dragon. They love to lounge on tree trunks or stumps.
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