The Inland Or Central Bearded Dragon

The Inland or Central certainly inherited their name in all honesty it was derived from the way they can enlarge or ‘blow out’ a flap of skin under their lower jaw when upset or disturbed. Aside from blowing their beard out, bearded dragon may also darken the color there to almost black which creates a bearded display. The Bearded dragon is native to many different habitats and regions of Australia.
They thrive in deserts, grasslands and woodlands in both unpopulated and populated areas. It is said by many herpetologists who have come across in the wild, that one can walk right up to one and the little guy would not mind and possibly even pick it up with little or no fuss being raised by the animal. temperament is extremely docile and trusting, therefore making it an excellent pet – even for children and beginners. The adults can reach up to approximately 2ft in length, with the average being 18 – 20 inches.
Hatchlings are approximately 3 to 4 inches in length (head to tail) and should be 5-6 inches at the end of their first month. By the end of their second month, should be at least 6-7 inches in length with considerable more body weight. It is found that with proper care and a little luck, can reach 9 inches within 2 months, with the average being 8 inches. From 2 – 6 months, we have found the average growth rate to be approximately 1/2 inch a week, with some weeks being 1 inch or more to 1/4 inch or less.
Feeding yours will require handling bugs. Yes, bugs like crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and possibly pinkies. are omnivores, meaning that they will eat veggies and small animals. Insects should be a daily staple of your diet and greens should be available at all times. The size of the food items you feed your is extremely important. All food that is offered should be smaller in width than the mouth. Use caution in choosing the insect size, as too large of a cricket can cause health problems (i.e. – blockage) while digesting.
The same applies with mealworms, use small mealworms for small, and increase the mealworm size as the size increases. A hatchling, up to 2 months will eat mostly insects, picking at finely chopped greens here and there.

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