Native to Australia, bearded dragons prefer rocky and arid habitats. They also love to climb. As omnivores, they eat plants and insects, but when kept as pets also require calcium and Vitamin D3 supplement powder.
They enjoy basking and require an additional heat source aside from the incandescent and fluorescent lights required for their enclosure. They have an average life span of 10 years and love to play.
When handling a beardie, as they are affectionately called, they should be supported on all four limbs. Don’t pick them up by their tail.
Here is a video of a bearded dragon playing chase the laser, a game more commonly enjoyed by cats. Do you know of any other animals that enjoy playing with lasers? Please comment below and let us know.
Photo by Jonathan Nightingale via Flickr
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