They are bulky animals, big head and the body somewhat flattened dorsally, its scales are of different shapes, sizes and colors varied.
Adult males measure up to 60 cm in length, but females are well within about 40 cm.
The \"beard\" with their spines so characteristic for this species can expand. The body is usually gray in color but there are many variations in shades of yellow and red. This species grows rapidly and reaches adult size in about a year.
Nearly half of its total length corresponds to the queue.
In captivity they can live for 5 years to 12.
Insects are the most important part of the diet of bearded dragons.
Vegetables should be an important part in the diet: 10-25% for neonates and juveniles, 30-50% for adults (about 2 years old)
In captivity provide enough water 3-4 times a week, but you may not want to drink.
In captivity tend to express very clearly its hierarchy. The dominant male is usually placed on the highest point of the terrarium.
Need to have room to roam as they are very territorial animals need to have a space that can be considered as his own.
An adult needs a minimum of a terrarium 100x30x40cm equivalent of 120 liters.
A couple would need at least a 400-liter terrarium.
Lighting should provide the animals with ultraviolet radiation needed to synthesize vitamin D3.
It needed a spot directed toward a particular part of the terrarium so that its temperature reaches 37-39 ° C. until The temperature of the terrarium will be 27 to 28 ° C.
Fluorescent continue to be needed to provide the necessary ultraviolet radiation. Ideally, have a place for sunbathing, as the heating mat and stones are not suitable for this.
The light should come on for 12 to 14 hours a day, but the ultraviolet lamp is enough to turn it on 8 hours. At night, temperatures fall to the 18-22 ° C.
It is also important to maintain high temperatures day and night. It is not natural and can cause a too rapid metabolism and stress the animal.
It is very important that there is a temperature throughout the terrarium for the bearded dragon can search the desired temperature at any time.
The bearded dragon is a species not too difficult to reproduce, in fact, probably one of the dinosaurs that more easily and abundantly breed in captivity, but it exceeds the leopard gecko.
Adult males usually have the most robust, broad head and beard more developed. After three months of age, males typically have developed hemipenales bags, which can be seen as bumps on the bottom of the root of the tail.
The change of the skin is not a disease, but the bearded dragon may have difficulty moving the skin, if this happens it is best to take a warm bath to Pogona to facilitate ecdysis or molting. Do not remove the skin with strength, could hurt the dragon. When your dragon is moving attention especially to the legs and tail, as it can cause tissue retention and Necro.
In captivity we only hibernate healthy, well-fed specimens. It is a condition called brumación semihibernación and may awaken the dragon occasionally for eating out and inspect your territory and then returns to her refuge.