Bearded Dragon | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Bearded Dragon

Pogona Vitticeps


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

A native of Australia, the Bearded Dragon can grow up to 60 cm long. Often kept as exotic pets, the Bearded Dragon is quiet, gentle and docile. The ‘beard’ points to the area below the throat which will change colour to black if they become anxious or feel threatened.

Native Range →

Australia

Natural Habitat  →

Forest, desert and shrubland

Diet  →

Insects, spiders, grubs and different plants

Life Expectancy  →

Up to 10 years in the wild. 10-12 years in zoos

Breeding  →

11-30 eggs & a 60-80 day incubation period

Group Name  →

Lounge

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Threat from invasive predators such as foxes and feral cats

Fun fact

Bearded Dragons can change their appearance when they feel threatened. They are able to enlarge their throats and flatten their body to help them look bigger.

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