Whereas the identify Pogona won’t ring any bells, we all know you’ve got heard of bearded dragons. Pogonas are a genus of reptiles that comprise six species usually known as bearded dragons. They’re known as bearded dragons due to the pores and skin on the underside of their throats, a.okay.a. their beards. Bearded dragons are native to Australia and semi-arboreal, which suggests they spend the vast majority of their time in timber and bushes. Nevertheless, additionally they get pleasure from spending their time sunbathing on rocks or uncovered branches. They’ve a reasonably various food plan, consuming every part from vegetation to bugs to small rodents.
The central bearded dragon, also referred to as the pogona vitticeps or inland bearded dragon, is the commonest species in captivity. The opposite species of bearded dragons embody the pogona barbata (Jap bearded dragon), the pogona henrylawsoni (Rankin’s dragon/Lawson’s dragon/black-soil bearded dragon/dumpy dragon/dwarf bearded dragon), the pogona microlepidota (Kimberly bearded dragon/Drysdale river bearded dragon), the pogona minor (Western bearded dragon) and the pogona nullarbor (Nullarbor bearded dragon). They have been first launched to the USA within the Nineties as unique pets and stay roughly 10-15 years in captivity.
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