Pongona vitticeps

Bearded Dragons












Origin: Australia

Size: 22 in. average

Age: 10 years average

Active: diurnal

Habitat: desert
20 gal aquarium, sand, (buried hot rock), driftwood, shelter, basking light, screen cover (loose), shallow water dish

Temp.: 80-85F (26-29C) with basking 88-95F (31-37C) (70F at night)

Lighting: full spectrum light & incandescent for heat

Foods: crickets (calcium/vitamin dusted), mealworms, pinky mice(occasionally), Zophobos, finely chopped greens/mixed veggies (every other day)
0-2mos.: feed 2-3x/day; crickets (dusted 1x/day)
2-4mos.: feed 2x/day; 1/2 in crickets (dusted 1x/day), salad every other day
4mos - mature: feed 1-2x/day; crickets, mealworms, pinky mice, Zophobos, salad every other day
adult: feed every 1-2 days; crickets (dust 2 feedings/week ), Zophobas, pinky-> fuzzy mice (once/week), veggies every other day

Temperament: docile enough to hold.

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