Average lifespan: around 10 years
In the wild, bearded dragons are found in the rugged outback of Australia. They can be easily found almost everywhere in Australia; however there are different species of bearded dragons scattering all over the different parts of the Australian continent.
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How does a Bearded Dragon stay warm?
Perching and basking under the sun is the favorite daytime activity of bearded dragons. They are diurnal reptile, active in daytime. They need the high temperature to raise and warm up their body. In the early evening, they are found on high temperature rocks because the rocks are still hot and they need to the warmed surface.
Even bearded dragons like to bask under the sun for high temperature, they shall shade themselves if it’s too hot for them. The warming up and cooling down of the body temperature is the behavioral thermo-regulation of bearded dragons.
Where does the Bearded Dragon live?
The natural habitats of bearded dragons in the nature are arid, rocky, semi-desert regions, or arid open woodlands. These are the natural places they like to climb and perch around these places, such as trunk, trees or on top of rocky outcroppings. Bearded dragons are quite semi-arboreal reptile, sometimes you may even see them perch at housing areas. It might be somewhere in the garden of somebody’s housing. This is why people call them perching bearded dragon.
Can Bearded Dragon see colors?
Bearded Dragons rely largely on their eyes to sense what is around them. They have good vision, with full color too. Since their eyes are on the sides of their heads, they have a larger field of vision than we do but their depth perception is downright bad. This is why they often time their leaps wrong and bonk into things.
Do Bearded Dragons have ears?
At first glance, you may think that lizards are missing ears. This is not true though, their ears are actually the holes on the side of their head. They simply don't have lobes around them. Their hearing is excellent.
What is special about the Bearded Dragon?
Another unique sense that they have has to do with the parietal/third eye. The parietal eye is located at the top of their heads, and you can see this as an oddly colored scale in the center of the top of their heads. What this does is sense heat and shadows, and possibly light. In the wild, this serves as a warning if one of their main predators, birds, are swooping down at them. It is also possible it helps them to bask.
What do Bearded Dragons eat?
Bearded Dragons in the wild will eat any plants they can get their teeth around, insects, and if they can catch them small rodents and small lizards.
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