Bearded Dragon

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Size
Can grow approx 45-60cm (18-24in) in length.

Habitat and Distribution
This lizard is from Australia and can occupy a large range of habitats from the desert to dry forests and scrubland.

Age
They live about 8-15 years.

Diet
A typical diet for a bearded is leafy greens, vegetables and a regular meal of insects which include crickets and locusts.

Groups and Breeding
Dragons can lay between 7-42 eggs at a time but normally lay between 20-30 eggs. Females will dig a hole preferably where damp and bury the eggs, they are normally incubated for 50-75 days if the eggs are not fertile the female tends to eat them.

Threats
Fireflies and all other animals with bioluminescence chemicals are fatal to Bearded Dragons.

Interesting fact’s
These lizards are popular exotic pets and will be also known to people as Beardies.
When feels threatened they will expand a spiny pouch under there jaw, as they will inhale air and puff them selves up to make themselves look bigger.