BEARDED DRAGON FACTS
The Bearded Dragon is one of the larger agamid lizards. Gray to brown in color. Pale underneath. Broad, triangular head. Stout body. Row of spines along edge of body and under throat. When threatened puffs up, raises its frill or "beard" and opens mouth showing yellow mouth lining. It is often mistaken for the Frilled Lizard. If you look at the real "Frilly" you will see that the neck frill is much longer than the short spiky frill of the Bearded Dragon.
25cm excluding tail
Woodlands and dry eucalypt forests, also suburban gardens near woodland.
It eats leaves, fruits, berries, flowers, insects, small lizards and snakes.
lays about 20 eggs in hole in soft soil, litter
The Bearded Dragon is found throughout eastern Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Bearded Dragons can make good pets. They need a variety of food including meat and vegetables. For protein they can be fed crickets and cockroaches. You can get food supplements from reptile supplies store to ensure they get a balanced diet. They also need clean water daily. In Australia, all reptiles are protected by law and you generally cannot collect them from the wild. In some states you need a licence to keep reptiles as pets. To find out about the laws in your state, contact your State or Territory National Parks and Wildlife Service.
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Relatives in same Genus
Lawson's dragon (P. henrylawsoni)
Dwarf Bearded Dragon (P. minor minima)
Western Bearded Dragon (P. minor minor)
Mitchell's Dragon (P. mitchelli)
Central Bearded Dragon (P. vitticeps)