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Bearded Dragons aka Australian Lizards as Pets

My son has Bearded Dragons as pets.   We buy crickets and mealy worms which I’m hand feeding to him in this picture.  He also eats vegetables like raw romaine lettuce, half-boiled carrot slices, half-boiled potato, rose petals, dandy lion greens, herbs, and other summer bugs.  The insects have to be alive and moving around, or they won’t even attempt to eat them.

They originate from Australia and have been bred in captivity and are accustomed to human hands. They will grow to up to 24 inches long.  If you want a pet reptile, this is the one to get. They make a great pet for all ages. They don’t get too large, they can eat a wide variety of available food, are active during the day, they don’t try to get away by jumping around, and are very gentle even when handled.


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