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Bearded Dragon

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Bearded Dragons get their name from the spines covering their throat which appears to look like a beard.
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Description

Latin Name: Pogona vitticeps Estimated Size: Up to 2 feet
Distribution: Australia Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
 
Bearded Dragons can generally become accustomed to being handled very easily. When they feel threatened they will puff up their throat to scare off its predators. The Bearded Dragon is active during the day, making them diurnal. They are naturally found in the desert, so this lizard enjoys spending alot of time basking in the sun.
 

         
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