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|
„I 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.
How does the bearded dragon displays its beard? It contracts muscles on its tongue bone.
Like a Chameleon
A bearded dragon can change its color at will, 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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