Types Of Bearded Dragons

March 5, 2013 by  
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bearded20dragonBearded dragons are definitely unique in their own right. At first, they may seem scary but at the same time, one will find that they are interesting as they may appear. Emerging from different parts of the globe, they are somewhat adorable despite the fact that they may look intimidating. They differ in appearance, the way the live, and in all other aspects. With these differences, there are several types of bearded dragons that fit every animal lover, breeders, hobbyists and the like. These types will be carefully explained below.

The first type would be the Coastal Bearded Dragon. This can be usually located in the eastern and southern parts of Australia and in contrast to the other breeds of bearded dragons; this type is not often preferred by pet enthusiasts. The coastal bearded dragon looks very dull in color and relatively dark. Inland dragons are rather chosen because they are easier to tame compared to the coastal ones, and they are also larger in terms of size. Spots can rarely be found on the neck area of coastal dragons. Among all other types, the coastal bearded dragon appears to have a very strong physical structure, higher resistance to temperature change, including coldness and high levels of moisture in the environment.

Second, another type of bearded dragon is the Rankin Dragon. If the Coastal Bearded Dragon can easily be located in the eastern coast of Australia, this on the other hand usually lives around Queensland, most on the central area. This type is the rarest of all the existing bearded dragons in the world; therefore it is very difficult to acquire even a single Rankin Dragon. It is unique in such a way that Rankin dragons inflate their beards. Their size is an advantage compared to the inland bearded and coastal dragons. This feature has caught the attention of bearded dragon owners, breeders and the like. It created such a demand wherein it therefore became too difficult own one. The maximum size for this type would be around 13 inches, which is very small.

Last among the types of bearded dragons, there is the Inland bearded dragon. This is the most common among all types and is also known as the central bearded dragon. This type is what we often see in pictures and such since it is unusual for people to see. They are the gentlest and the friendliest among the other breeds. Pet enthusiasts are utterly fascinated with its breeding characteristics, making them attractive for breeders to hold them captive. The demand for them is very high and likewise cheap, so they are made available in the market. Inland bearded dragons have a very obvious spot in the neck area, making it easy to distinguish them from the other types.

As discussed, the types of bearded dragons vary according to several factors. Like the Inland bearded dragon which has a very distinctive spot, the Coastal, which is hard to tame, and the Rankin dragon that lives in Queensland. In conclusion, they all are distinct yet important. And that uniqueness is what makes them all special.


12 Comments on "Types Of Bearded Dragons"

  1. charlotte rau on Wed, 20th Jan 2010 11:25 pm 

    i noticed there are my types of bearded dragons. i bought one from petsmart for my boys since they are allergic to fur and feathers. its wonderful. they love reading to gizmo. but what type is he. how do i find out.

  2. charlotte rau on Wed, 20th Jan 2010 11:28 pm 

    gizmo is 2mo old and i believe is doing well. had a good check at the vet. but he wants to eat only crickets and mealworms. i cant get him to try greens at all. i have offered everything that is on the green list is the care guide suggested on the site. so what do i do. does he really need to eat greens at this stage or do they pick up the habbit later on.

  3. Alex on Sun, 13th Mar 2011 2:43 pm 


  4. Jake on Sun, 24th Jul 2011 9:50 pm 

    I hear there is a type of bearded dragon that has a smooth back and not very spiky… Which type is it?

  5. AMABER on Tue, 3rd Apr 2012 3:19 pm 


  6. AMBER on Tue, 3rd Apr 2012 3:21 pm 

    i have a project due tomorrow and don’t know what to do bout the species

  7. Sharon on Tue, 11th Sep 2012 3:43 pm 

    Be nice if you had included pictures of the different breeds as well, this does not tell the difference in looks

  8. Skyllar on Sat, 29th Sep 2012 10:28 am 

    I hade 1

  9. Emily on Tue, 17th Nov 2015 6:24 pm 

    My pet bearded dragon, gizmo is a dwarf bearded dragon. You should add that breed to the article.

  10. Emily on Tue, 17th Nov 2015 6:25 pm 

    She’s gizmo, cause she’s like my little gremlin lol

  11. Emma Haviland on Fri, 4th Dec 2015 7:41 pm 

    this web site is very helpfull i didn’t know they couldn’t eat lettice

  12. Add me on skype on Tue, 1st Mar 2016 7:20 am 

    I like dragons

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