Caring for the bearded dragon

Bob Doneley (2006). Caring for the bearded dragon. In: Proceedings of the North American Veterinary Conference. North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando , Florida, USA, (1607-1611). 7-11 January 2006.

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Author Bob Doneley
Title of paper Caring for the bearded dragon
Conference name North American Veterinary Conference
Conference location Orlando , Florida, USA
Conference dates 7-11 January 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the North American Veterinary Conference
Place of Publication Gainesville, FL, USA
Publisher North American Veterinary Conference
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
Volume 20
Start page 1607
End page 1611
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Bearded Dragon (Pogona spp), a native of Australia, is now found worldwide as a popular pet. Anecdotal reports indicate that it is starting to surpass the Iguana as the preferred pet reptile in the United States. In Australia, it is found widely distributed in the wild, although strict wildlife regulations mean that it is relatively uncommonly kept as a pet. It is a member of the family Agamidae – the dragon lizards - a group of lizards found throughout the western Pacific, Australia, Indo-Malaysia, Asia and Africa. Characterized by a lack of autotomy (tail loss), the presence of tubercles and spines on juxtaposed scaled skin and a broad, flat fleshy tongue, this family is represented in Australia by the Bearded Dragon, water dragons, the Frilled Lizard and many other species. Most agamids are terrestrial, although a few are semiarboreal. They are oviparous, usually laying their eggs in shallow burrows.
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