Bearded dragons (pogona) are primarily found in the dry habitats of Australia. They are expert climbers and they spend much of their daylight hours in the tree branches. They have unique beard that goes black when the dragon is threatened.
Adult males reach a length of 60 cm (24 in) whereas females grow up to 51 cm (20 in).
Bearded dragons make habitats in scrublands, shore areas, deserts, and subtropical woodlands.
They live in southeastern Northern Territory as well as in the eastern South Australia.
While they can survive the warm habitats bearded dragons make underground burrows if the weather becomes too hot.
Bearded dragons eat black soldier fly larvae, dubia roaches, crickets, locusts, waxworms, fruit flies, silkworms, grasshoppers, hornworms, superworms, and butterworms.
Dragons bask in the early mornings and at late afternoons. They often bask in rocks or trees.
Bearded dragons establish territories. They are highly aggressive towards each other but they make good pets.
Dragons can live 5 to 8 years in the wild habitat. However in captivity they can live 8 to 12 years. Bearded dragons have a maximum lifespan of 12 to 14 years but it is rare.