Love beardies? Here are 111 trivia and bearded dragon facts!
We’ve collected 111 short and interesting trivia and bearded dragon facts into a fun and visual slideshow for you (as well as a written list of 15 facts below it), be sure to read to the very end of this post to discover how you can gain access to The Ultimate Bearded Dragon care guide.
Written List of Trivia and Bearded Dragon Facts
1. A bearded dragon is a diurnal creature. This means that like many humans, they are active during the day and sleep at night.
2. The bearded dragon can lose its front teeth when trying to grab or tear apart their prey. But do not worry because their teeth can grow back.
3. If a bearded dragon loses (or has lost) its tail it will not grow back. However, with other types of lizards, if their tail falls off it can grow back.
4. A bearded dragon is an omnivore which means that it eats both animal and plant based foods. While they don’t necessarily eat ‘meat’, they do eat different types of worms and insects such as dubia roaches and crickets. Petco or PetSmart are options for beardie food.
Because insects and worms from outside can carry parasites and other scary germs inside of their bellies, the insects and worms must be bought from a special reptile or pet store where they are fed a healthy diet.
5. A breeder is the name of the person or people who care for the bearded dragons and help them to make the baby bearded dragons that you might buy as your pet.
6. A dwarf size bearded dragon is called a Rankin. They only grow to about half the size of a regular bearded dragon (or about 10 inches max size).
7. The most popular bearded dragon sold in the US is called the Inland or Central Bearded Dragon.
8. The bearded dragon was originally born in the desert in the country of Australia. Do you know what other animals come from Australia?
9. A bearded dragon can hold its legs in a locked position so that it has the ability to sleep while it is standing up.
10. The bearded dragon name comes from its ability to make its throat look like a beard. It can puff up its throat when it is angry, excited, in love or accidentally drank too much water!
11. When a bearded dragon baby is born it is very, very, small. It weighs about about 2 grams and is 4 inches in length. To measure the weight of a baby bearded dragon is when it is first born, hold 4 or 5 regular metal paper clips in your hand. Does it feel heavy or light to you?
12. An Inland Bearded Dragon can grow to approximately 24” (inches) including its tail.
13. Bearded dragons communicate their moods with their skin texture and color. If an Inland Bearded Dragon is stressed out, under attack or get territorial they can change their scales will go from soft and relaxed to spiked and spiny and they will puff out their throat.
14. Bearded dragons colors can change from dark colors such as black to bright colors such as orange depending on their breed, level of stress and what they are trying to communicate to you.
15. Bearded dragons can run on their back 2 legs (or hind legs) if they are in an uncomfortable situation and trying to escape from a predator or something they feel is chasing or attacking them.
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Created with help from: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Central-Bearded-Dragon; http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/other-pets/beardeddragon.htm; http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Inlandbeardeddragon.cfm