Bearded Dragons are Australian natives that are most at home in dry, arid regions with plenty of trees or rocks to climb on. They’re fascinating creatures with a range of curious behaviors, including a wonderful greeting gesture that looks very much like a wave. Thanks to their social and docile natures, their widespread availability and how easy they are to care for, Bearded Dragons have become one of the most popular exotic pets in the world. Beardies make brilliant pets for any reptile enthusiast from complete beginners to seasoned experts.
Any Bearded Dragon you find for sale will almost certainly be the species Pogona vitticeps, although the name ‘Bearded Dragon’ technically refers to a total of eight different closely related species. A few of these other species are now slowly gaining a foothold in the pet trade too. Due to very strict Australian wildlife export regulations, you can be pretty sure your Beardies were born in captivity. This means they’re likely to have been handled regularly in the past and from an early age, which means one less thing to worry about.
As is the case with most reptiles, Bearded Dragons have fairly specific needs when it comes to diet and environment, but even first time owners shouldn’t struggle to provide everything these amazing creatures need. They’re much easier to look after than most other reptiles. Whether you’ve kept reptiles before or not, Bearded Dragons make excellent pets that will keep you enthralled and entertained for years to come.
Check out our Bearded Dragon care sheet for all the info you’ll ever need to care for your Bearded Dragons!