Bearded dragons are lizards that are native to Australia. They live in rocky and arid regions of the country and are adept climbers. In the wild they can be found on branches, basking on rocks, and staying cool in bushes and other shaded areas.
Dragons have large triangular heads and flat bodies with pointed ridges along the sides. Their scales are spiny and appear dangerous but are soft, flexible, and not very sharp. They are omnivorous, eating both insects and plants. These reptiles grow to be 16 to 24 inches long.
Bearded dragons make a great pet reptile. They don’t get too large, eat a wide variety of foods, are active during the day, and are gentle. These friendly animals are captive bred, have limited care requirements, are readily available, and inexpensive. A bearded dragon can be a great addition to your family.
All the supplies you need to care for your pet lizard.
Food & Feeding
Information about the types of insects, vegetables, and supplements required for a healthy diet.
Cage & Supplies
The heating and lighting requirements, type and size of cage, supplies, and decor for the habitat.
Sexing, mating, egg laying, egg storage, and incubation of the eggs.
The hatching, feeding, and caring of babies and juveniles.
Health & Illness
Information about common health problems and illnesses that could affect your bearded dragon.
What to look for in a healthy lizard and buying one from a pet store, reptile show, or online breeder.