A lizard from Australia, bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) live 6-15 years and grow to 12-24” long, subsisting on a varied omnivore diet. Caging should be at least a 36”x 18” screen-topped terrarium, which can house 2 females or a mated pair, and should have logs or rock basking areas. They have specific heat and light requirements, including UVB lighting 10-14 hours a day, and also need calcium and vitamin supplements. The young eat almost insatiably. The cage day temperature should be between 79-83 degrees, with a basking area of 95-105 degrees. Their scales look sharp, but are soft and flexible. Their care, lighting, heat and diet requirements put them into the beginner to moderately experienced category for owners.