Bearded Dragon are excellent reptile pets. They have the best temperaments of all lizards, and are generally docile, and many seem to actually enjoy being handled. They are great for kids as they are easy to handle and have a great temperament. They love attention and dinner time. They are just all around a fun friendly docile pet good for all family types. They make the ideal pet. They genuinely love being with their people
Size: Medium sized lizards generally 12-24 inches in length from their head to the tip of their tail. 0.62 – 1.1 lbs.
Temperament & Personality: Head bobbing, You’ll often see head bobbing in dominant males that are being territorial. Arm waving, An arm wave is when a dragon slowly rotates their arm in a circular motion. It’s a submissive gesture often seen in females or less assertive males.
Flaring the beard, When dragons are stressed, uncomfortable, defensive, or aggressive, you’ll see their beard flare up, making their entire head look enormous. It’s a behavior often accompanied by a gaping mouth and rigid body. If your dragon is like this, it’s best to leave him/her alone and slowly tame it.
Color: Color changing is a general indicator of mood. If they go dark, they may be stressed or concerned about their environment. If they’re very light in color, they’re relaxed and enjoying themselves. Note: There are various genetic color phases and some dragons are naturally darker or lighter than others. Always keep that in mind when trying to gauge your dragon’s mood. Raised tails, this will happen when your dragon is on alert, either stalking their prey or in a defensive stance.
Activity Requirements: Let them out of the cage fully supervised as they can be fast and play time and toys are fun or just sitting on your shoulder or hand. They love attention and to play.
Cage Requirements: A 55-60 gallon for adults. They require a hide box with rocks and branches for climbing and basking. Fluorescent full spectrum lighting with UVB and temperatures: 78-88 F; basking area of 95-100 F night time temperatures should be in the 70's .
Diet: The eat chopped meat, crickets, pinky mice, earthworms, leafy greens, squash, and need fresh clean water daily.
Grooming Requirements: spray or mist your lizard daily with water droplets, mister or spray bottle.
Colors: 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. Its body has a flattened appearance, which becomes even more pronounced if the dragon is alarmed. There are spines on the throat, sides of the head, and sides of the body. The head is wedge-shaped, and the Bearded Dragon has a tail that is almost as long as the body.
History: Several of the Pogona genus are bred in captivity as pets; the two most popular are this species, P. vitticeps, and the western bearded dragon (Pogona minor minor). The bulk of captive-bred bearded dragons today are thought to have originated from stock illegally exported from Australia during the 1970s.
Life span: 6 - 10 years
Temperament: Docile, friendly, comical, loving, playful, cute, intelligent
Weight: 0.62 – 1.1 lbs
Colors: tan, yellow, brown
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- About 3 Weeks
- 1.10 LBS
- 24.00 (in)