Central Bearded Dragon
Scientific Name Pogona vitticeps
Native To Central Australia
Habitat ranges from desert to arid woodland
Diet omnivorous – eats crickets, worms, other bugs, plant material, fruit
Size and Age grows up to 60 cm (24 inches) long and lives for 15 years
Bearded dragons have several ways that they communicate with one another. One frequently observed interaction is for them to wave their arms at one another. A bearded dragon may raise up on 3 of it legs and use its remaining leg to wave at another dragon. Behaviourists are unsure if this is a sign of recognition or submission, but it’s definitely communication. Male bearded dragons will also bob their heads at each other in a display of dominance. Bearded Dragons got their names due to the spiked nature of their throats, bearded dragons will assume a defensive posture expanding this area to appear larger. Another way they will display dominance is by laying on top of one another. The more dominant dragon will lay on top of the more submissive dragon in order to soak up more UV rays.