Follow our tips on housing, habitat, diet and health to ensure your bearded dragon is comfortable, stimulated and healthy.

 You need a recreational wildlife licence to own a bearded dragon in Queensland.

Contact us if you would like species-specific advice about your bearded dragon.

a bearded dragon with some lettuce

Bearded dragon facts

  • Scientific classification: Agamidae (iguanian lizards)
  • Native to: Australia, Africa, Asia and southern Europe
  • Popular in Australia: Central Bearded Dragon, Eastern Bearded Dragon and Pygmy Bearded Dragon
  • Size: Central Bearded Dragons reach adult size (45cm to 60cm) by age two
  • Life expectancy: around 10 years