Bearded dragons are a type of lizards which are very friendly and also a popular pet. These originated from Australia. As there are many reptile pets, people mostly prefer bearded dragons because of their gentle and active nature.
Bearded Dragon Habitat
All the species of bearded dragons are indigenous to Australia only. Bearded dragons basically have 8 subspecies. All these species reside on different parts of the island. The separate places where these species reside will determine their habitat. The habitats are mostly deserts and subtropical woodlands. The bearded dragons are usually found in low humidity regions, they create their own environment of hot and dry. These dragons are under 12 hours of intense sunlight and they avoid places like lakes and ponds. Bearded dragons mostly prefer to climb up the plants which makes the place perfect for attacking the predators. One of the reasons behind their habitat is because of their need for UVA and UVB rays which are required for metabolic functions in their body. Their environment is dry and it is the reason why they stay hydrated by consuming insects around and drinking.
Bearded Dragon Veggies
Bearded dragons are found at the places where there is scarcity of different food items. These reptiles accept the environment and also accept various types of food. Bearded dragons are omnivorous in nature , that means they prefer both animals and plants. All the veggies are acceptable, which are high sources of mustard greens, broccoli, kale, turnip greens. The diet which has less source includes cucumber, mushroom, okra, sprouts, cactus etc. Fruits which are considered healthy for bearded dragons are dates, raspberries, strawberries etc. For plants, roses, geranium, hibiscus etc can be served to bearded dragons.
Bearded Dragon Lifespan
Estimated lifespan of bearded dragons is 10-15 years. The age span of the bearded dragon lizards can be even longer if they have proper sunlight and the environment which suits them. It is very important for the bearded dragon lizards to have the same environment if they are captive so as to live longer and be healthy.