Bearded Dragon Wild
Although it might be difficult to imagine, Bearded dragons once
were, and technically speaking, still are wild animals. Let me
explain. If you take a very popular household pet, namely the
dog, it has been domesticated for years and years ago. A matter of
fact is that it takes about seven generations for this species
to tame down to be handled by man. Bearded dragons on the other
hand has only be introduced as household pet a few years ago.
The fact is that these animals are said to be calm and docile
even in nature.
Bearded Dragons In The Wild
By studying Bearded dragons in their natural
environments one can get an idea how to keep them in captivity.
In the wild Bearded dragons prefer arid eucalyptis and acacia
brushlands, sandy and
rocky plains and short grass velds. Wild Bearded dragons spend much of their
time in bushes and trees or are found basking on rocks.
Bearded dragons in nature eat a variety of small lizards, mammals,
insects and plants. In the wild they feed on vegetation such as
dandelions, other flowers and various seeds. Their main source
of insects is wild beetles.
Dragon Australian Desert
By looking at the
harsh environments wild Bearded dragons come from, it is evident
that these animals are no sissies. The
Australian desert, actually a combination of smaller dessert, is
classified as being semi-arid instead
of a proper desert. The earth is covered with red sand and fiery
cinnabar coloured rocks. Vegetation is generally sparse and
there is large areas that are totally depleted of surface water.
Rainfall is also very limited. Although this is true, Bearded
dragons in Australia are perfectly adapted for these conditions.
In fact, they are so used to it, that if these "Bearded
dragon needs" are not met, they tend to get all sorts of