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Bearded Dragon Facts

Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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In nature, Bearded Dragons will stand on their rear legs to run from danger.

The Bearded Dragon will bob its head as a sign of aggression.

Bearded Dragons are native to Australia.

Bearded Dragons are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plants and insects.

When a Bearded Dragon flares its dewlap, the loose skin around its neck, out of aggression, the "beard" will turn dark to pitch black.

Another way that Bearded Dragons fend off aggressors is to open their mouth and hiss making themselves look bigger and meaner.

To show submission to a larger Bearded Dragon, a smaller Bearded Dragon will raise one of its front legs and move it in a circular motion.

A female can lay up to 20 eggs in a clutch, which is the name for a group of reptile eggs.

A Bearded Dragon can live up to 10 years.

Bearded Dragons are generally docile reptiles, meaning that they are more likely to want to be held than other reptiles.

They are cold-blooded, meaning their body temperature is that of the air around them.

Bearded Dragons like to climb.

The Bearded Dragon's tail makes up almost half its length.

In the wild, Bearded Dragons tend to bask in the sunlight during the day, unless it is very hot, when they will seek underground burrows.

Fireflies are highly poisonous to Bearded Dragons.

Sometimes, Bearded Dragons will open their mouths to let out excess body heat if they are too warm.

Bearded Dragons will shed their skin on a regular basis.

Bearded Dragons are able to see in color, the same way that humans do.

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