Bearded Dragons (Pogona) – Introduction

Bearded Dragons

Introduction

Pogona are commonly known as Bearded Dragons which fall under the categories of lizards. Pogonas are known for their fine nature and tolerance which makes them an excellent house pet and perfect for those who are going to keep reptiles for the first time in houses as a pet. The bearded dragons have seven species which are usually found in dry, barren and rocky land, they are present in abundance throughout Australia.

Even in the wild these lizards love to spend their time and their habitat is usually near the human settlement. These lizards are attractive and very calm; they can get well along with adults and children. They are known for their beauty and today they are being exported to different countries of the world from Australia and are breeding well.

Physical Description

Bearded Dragon look very familiar to Iguanas but they have a few differences though their skin texture is almost the same. Pogonas have cluster or rows of spiny scales on their body which can be found on the back of head and neck area. These scales are also swelled when the lizard has the danger of being attacked, and so these spines act as a warning or defensive weapon, however these scales are not spiny and when you hold a bearded dragon you can feel how smooth they are from the top.

Bearded dragons have broad heads which are triangular in shape and their bodies are flattened. A Bearded Dragons brought up in a good atmosphere and good diet will grow with the length of 16 inches to 25 inches and can weight 350g too 650g. These dragons can also change their color but only during a fight, temperature change or when absorbing heat.

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