Bearded dragons may be relatively new to the shores of America, but they sure are cool. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about bearded dragons and why should strongly consider getting one yourself.
Bearded dragons hail from the deserts of Australia. They weren’t introduced into the United States until the 1990s, but have since become common reptile pets.
Bearded dragons get their name from the spiny projections under their necks that resemble a man’s beard. When bearded dragons feel threatened, they puff out their beards, and open their mouths to make themselves look bigger.
Bearded dragons can run up to 9 miles per hour. But for the most part, they are quite sedentary lizards.
These reptiles eat a variety of things including insects, greens and small pieces of meat, such as rodents.
Bearded dragons wave their arms to show species recognition or to demonstrate submission.