In the wild, bearded dragons live in deserts and arid woodlands of Australia and forage for food such as insects, small lizards and mammals, fruits, flowers and other plant material.
Bearded dragons get their name from the “beard” on their face that the animal can puff out and use to show aggression or fear. They can also change the color or their beard based on their temperature and temperament and will show a black beard when upset.
Sydney was found on one of our hiking trails in May of 2018 by a naturalist doing trail work. We decided to keep Sydney as an education animal due to her nice temperament and handleability. Had she not been seen, Sydney would not have survived due to not being adapted to Michigan’s climate. Bearded dragons and most other exotic pet animals sold at pet stores do not know how to survive through the cold and snow and would die.
It is very important that when purchasing or adopting an exotic animal, you are committing to care for that animal its entire life. Research before acquiring an exotic pet is critical so you know their life span and how to properly care for that animal. Every animal deserves proper care and nutrition, and we ask that you consider all aspects of their care before adopting.
Our bearded dragon, Sydney, enjoys eating crickets, mealworms, and salads with a variety of greens, vegetables and fruits with vitamins. Sometimes she will chase the crickets across the floor, but Sydney mostly enjoys hanging out and taking in her surroundings. Visit Sydney today and you might get to see her show off her cricket catching skills!
Life Span: 8-12 years
Size: can get up to 16 – 24 inches
Food Habits: Omnivorous