Australian land-dwelling lizards, Bearded Dragons are omnivores. In the wild they eat insects, such as crickets, and a small amount of plants. In captivity we feed them on a varied diet including crickets or mealworms and also on vegetables such a kale, watercress, romaine lettuce with a mix of carrot, squash, cucumber, tomatoes, peas, sweet corn and apple.
- Live up to 10 years.
- Egg layers, they lay around 50 eggs a year.
- Adults can reach 50 centimetres.
- Habitat being deserts and scrub land.
- Diurnal reptile.
Bearded dragons got their name because of their ability to puff up their throats into a big beard. It is usually black in colour and they do it warn off other bearded dragons or to scare predators.