You may catch a glimpse of these sun loving citrine bearded dragon for sale on the side of an outback highway, or patrolling for insects in a woodland clearing. Like other species of Bearded Dragon, the citrine bearded dragon for sale relies on more bluff than bite; trying to appear larger and spikier than it really is to any potential predator. The Central Bearded Dragon for sale has a low wide body shape, allowing it to hug surfaces when it is lying down. When walking however it walks with a high gate and can move with considerable speed. The elongated spinous scales around the rear of the lower jaw and lower sides of the body appear very spiky but are actually quite rubbery and only intended to make the lizard appear unappealing to predators. The tail is almost the same length of the head and body. The head is triangular in shape and can appear to have a striped pattern along the jaws. Unlike the Eastern Bearded Dragon which is mostly grey, the Central Bearded Dragon for sale near me can also be found in a variety of colours, including shades of red, brown and yellow. These colours normally match the colour of soil that occurs in the dragon’s habitat.
Generally males have larger heads and are brighter in colouration than females.
Feeding and diet
These omnivorous citrine bearded dragon for sale feed on vegetation including fruit and leaves in the wild, as well as any invertebrates (including ants and beetles) and small vertebrates (such as lizards) that they can catch.
These consist of a small feed of chopped vegetables on one day, a small serving of kangaroo mince on another day as well a hand full of cockroaches and crickets for the third feeding. This food is supplemented with calcium and vitamin powder to ensure that a nutritionally balanced diet is provided.
When a prey item or edible piece of vegetation is located the mouth opens rapidly allowing the tongue of the citrine bearded dragon for sale to lunge forward. The sticky tongue pulls the food item into the mouth where it is held by the teeth and strong jaw muscles. These then work quickly to kill and or break up the animal or plant before being swallowed.
The citrine bearded dragon for sale will drink from standing free water such as a dish in captivity, however they also have another method of drinking which, although observed in an outdoor enclosure, may also be used in the wild. During light rain, an individual stood up on its rear limbs with its head and tail sloping down and as water ran forward over its body to its head and snout, it would lick it. The lizard held this position for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Very Gentle Lizards, Easy To Handle, Great For Kids Or Beginners
- Desert Dwellers That Require A Hot Basking Area And UVB Lighting
- Originating Out Of Australia Mainly In The Hot Scrub And Arid Plains
- With Proper Care These Reptiles Can Live 7 – 10 Years In Captivity