Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps), also commonly referred to as "Beardies" are a very poplar species of reptile, especially among children. This is in part due to their calm nature, relatively easy care, and easy availability. In this instructable we will go over all aspects of bearded dragon care, from hatchlings to large adults.
Step 1: About Bearded Dragons
Bearded Dragons are native to Australia and there are several different species, but for the most part any lizard from the genus Pogona is commonly called a Bearded Dragon. Bearded Dragons are large lizards, with adults reaching 18 to 26 inches (45-60 cm) from head to tail. An adult Bearded Dragon can weigh 300 grams (10.5 ounces) or more. Bearded Dragons have triangular heads, and flattened bodies.
Bearded Dragons are named for the distinctive pouch on the underside of their jaw, when threatened they will inhale air and puff up the pouch in order to appear larger.
In addition to the standard grey/brown color there are now many variations, known as color morphs, which range from deep reds and oranges to white.
Now that you know a little more about Bearded Dragons move on to the next step to learn where to learn where you can get one