Pogona Vitticeps


The Centralian Bearded Dragon has a harsh, spiky appearance with a grey, yellowish, reddish-brown to orange body. If approached in the wild, the bearded dragon's usual response is to freeze and rely on its camouflage. If further threatened they puff themselves up, extend the 'beard' under the throat and open the mouth wide. The average length of the Centralian Bearded Dragon is about 45-50cm.


Commonly inhabits open forests, woodlands, scrub and even some disturbed areas such as farmland.


Leaves, fruits, berries and flowers make up 80-90% of their diet. Insects make up the balance of the adult diet and the majority of the juvenile diet.


In spring male dragons keep a close eye out for passing females, attracting their attention with a series of frantic head bobs and arm waving. A month or so after mating, the female lays a clutch of 10-20 oval shaped white eggs. These are laid in a shallow hole dug into the soil in an open sunny spot. The eggs hatch after around two months of incubation.