Bearded Dragon

Latin name Pagona vitticeps
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Agamidae
IUCN status Not Listed
Habitat Arid, rocky semi-desert, dry open woodland
Distribution Central Australia

General Information

Bearded Dragons are members of the lizard family and have a friendly, calm nature. They are excellent climbers and spend most of their time basking on rocks and branches to absorb heat. They are omnivores, eating a variety of leafy greens, vegetables, fruit and insects such as crickets and locusts. In captivity they have specific heating and lighting requirements.

Lifespan: 7-10 years in captivity

Fun Fact

To communicate with each other, bearded dragons head-bob to show dominance and hand-wave to show submission. They can also change colour in response to various stimuli such as temperature or aggression between males.

Keeper Notes

Our bearded dragons’ favourite food is crickets, which they catch using their thick sticky tongue.