Sitewide
You are here: myPetSmart.com > Pet Care Library > Articles > Fun Facts About Bearded Dragons

Fun Facts about Bearded Dragons

PetSmart

0
Your rating: None
  • The name bearded dragon is derived from the fact that when these reptiles "puff up," the spiny skin under their throats looks like a beard.

 

  • In June 2008, Zak-n-Wheezie, the longest-living two-headed bearded dragon on record celebrated their first birthday.

 

  • The deserts and semi-arid scrub lands of southeastern Australia are home to the bearded dragon outside of captivity.

 

  • Bearded dragon refers primarily to the species known as Pogona vitticeps and belongs to the family Agamidea.

 

  • When properly cared for, Beardies can live 10-12 years!

 

  • Males can grow to about 16-24 inches while females are usually smaller.

 

  • To prevent overheating, a Beardie can make its skin a very light color that deflects heat.

 

  • Many bearded dragons learn to "wave"—the Beardie will rest on three legs and raise one of its front arms then slowly wave in a circular motion.

Click the paws to add your rating:

0
Your rating: None

Comments

You must be a registered user to post comments.

Sign up › or Sign In ›

Sale prices valid in stores and online March 31 - April 27, 2014 unless otherwise noted. In store and online prices may vary. PetPerks® Membership required for most discounts in store.

Any discount or special offer on this website, including PetPerks offers, are not valid in Puerto Rico unless an offer specifically includes Puerto Rico.

Cualquier descuento u oferta especial en esta página, incluyendo las ofertas de PetPerks, no son válidas en Puerto Rico a menos que alguna oferta en específico indique lo contrario.