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7 Cool Facts about Bearded Dragons | Pet Reptiles

September 11, 2019


When we think of the continent of Australia,
we think of unusual animals right away, from kangaroos to platypuses to wallabies. They’re all over there in Australia, it seems. But there are some that are not that unusual,
just fantastic creatures. And one of them is the Pogona Vitticeps, the
Bearded Dragon. There’s a number of different species in Australia,
but the popular one is the dragon you see in front of you here, that has dominated the
pet world now for the last 20 to 25 years. In their native Australia, they’re inquisitive
creatures that easily inhabit areas where people are. They like to climb fence posts and look out
to see what’s going on. Males will dominate a territory and have multiple
females as mates. And they’re prolific breeders. They have up to 20 eggs at a time and they
dominate the landscape they come from. They’re quick when they have to be to escape
predators. They’re extremely fast runners. For the most part, they’re kind of sit there
and look out and see what’s going on animals in the wild. They’re very fun and animated to watch. They’ll eat a variety of things from insects
to greens to small pieces of meat, such as rodents. Bearded Dragons are largely protected now
in their native Australia. They’re no longer exported, which is very
good. Thank you, Australia, for allowing us to have
some of them. But because of their prolific nature, they
are no longer hunted there and they’re free to multiply and grow in Australia without
any danger of being threatened by the pet trade or by confiscation. The Bearded Dragon gets his name, as you can
see, the big male here is going to get a little territorial. First he gets up on his front limbs. And if he gets really agitated with the smaller
one in front of him, he’ll do two things. First, he’ll start bobbing his head up and
down to say, “I’m the biggest dragon in this area, so back off.” And if that doesn’t work, he actually throws
out his throat. It turns black and he puffs it out. It looks like a big black beard. And that’s where the animal gets his name. The Bearded Dragon will do that every time
an animal is reintroduced into its area. If he wants to threaten it, he will throw
that beard out. Sometimes in captivity they don’t bother doing
it anymore because they’re so docile by nature and he knows this other dragon, so he’s not
really doing it at this moment. But two males together, one will dominate
the other. He’ll say, “I’m the biggest dragon here.” If the other one is of equal size and equal
temperament, they will fight. If not, the smaller one actually submits. And what they do is take their arm and they
move it ever so slowly in a counter clockwise direction and the larger dragon will understand
that that’s like a person saying, “Don’t hit me.” He puts his hands up and says, “I don’t want
to fight.” So, they work things out together in nature. In nature, of course, they can disappear and
run in different areas. In a captive environment, they have to have
that submissive language going back and forth between them in order to avoid fights in captivity. The Bearded Dragon, an Australian treasure
for sure.

100 Comments

  • Reply panda January 1, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    When he touched the bearded dragons neck and it licked him lol

  • Reply Ash mvanz January 2, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    E6uu

  • Reply streaky wolf3d January 3, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    who saw this at 2018

  • Reply Jr Varela January 5, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Number 8 …. Bearded interested heated rock for sleep

  • Reply Jordan Ellis January 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    0:50 lizard falls

  • Reply Emily Fernandez January 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    The monitor in the back ground

  • Reply BearMan January 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Jungle bob

  • Reply T3M0 Stando January 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    That dragon wants to leave so bad tho 1:58

  • Reply I_Luv _Brownies_123 January 13, 2018 at 2:07 am

    my bearded dragon is named Thorn. she is soooooo cute

  • Reply Captain Hook Wolf January 14, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Too cute

  • Reply Nilbog Impala January 15, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Very informative and cute reptiles

  • Reply Honeymoon LPS January 20, 2018 at 4:03 am

    I keep in watching the one in the back idc y lol

  • Reply VastAndEmpty January 21, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Who else is watching this with their bearded dragon?

  • Reply Allyson January 21, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Kinda funny when he tries to grab the baby dragon cuz it didn't want to be picked up by him but ran onto him instead…lol

  • Reply XxshadowysnowxX January 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    0:53 the lizard squeaked? Lol

  • Reply spuder shotgun January 22, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    What species is this cuz i think mine is the same?

  • Reply Nakamura Michiko February 1, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    welp, I want one, but I don't want worms in my house, so I guess i'm not getting one.

  • Reply YOSHI EXCLUSIVE February 6, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Bearded Dragon goes Crazy 😂😂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFltC7QN1rc

  • Reply LPS Violet February 7, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Look at the animal in the background 😂 2:03

    Also it’s tough looks like a blob of gelly 😃

  • Reply Owlsong :3 February 15, 2018 at 2:39 am

    I love howcast

  • Reply TTV_BiffeM _yT _ February 15, 2018 at 11:16 am

    1:00–1:06 that one lizard in the back like HEY WACHA DOIN OVER THERE

  • Reply Eli Bryant February 16, 2018 at 12:03 am

    De great jagras

  • Reply Kaja Dionne February 18, 2018 at 1:09 am

    My body see the lizard falling at :50 ?

  • Reply Kaja Dionne February 18, 2018 at 1:09 am

    I like jungle bob

  • Reply Dee February 22, 2018 at 1:49 am

    I love these little guys, I have one and she's such a sweetheart.

  • Reply I’m A Cow February 24, 2018 at 10:54 am

    1:45 "they will throw that…"
    Dragon)"No, stop that. Wut r u doin boi?"

  • Reply Patrick Nasrallah February 25, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I have one

  • Reply Kadin Brabender February 27, 2018 at 2:24 am

    What should I name my dragon?

  • Reply Boyface McGee Professional Tiktoker March 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Yusss! We beardies are doing pretty good! hehe

  • Reply Lily Kristen March 18, 2018 at 3:38 am

    1:06 left corner😂

  • Reply Gerard Murray April 6, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Great video. Would love to have one as a pet. But just wouldn't have the time to keep it entertained

  • Reply Thea Montijo April 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    so darn cute and funny at the same darn time 😂 1:44

  • Reply Cheese McGee April 13, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve got one he’s called budley and he’s always yellow and bobs his head quite a bit

  • Reply Cheese McGee April 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    2:02 is so small and cute

  • Reply Tina Schmidt April 20, 2018 at 3:39 am

    he mentions seven cool facts about bearded dragons but he didn't mention their horrific stenchy poo and the fact they will poop everywhere and anywhere, especially outside their tank/cage because they want to keep their domain clean. So beware, anyone getting a beardy! The consolation is many can be poddy trained pretty much like a dog. Teach them where to go and eventually they will – but that's no guaranty they won't poop on you anyway!

  • Reply Coldblooded Code May 31, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    in Florida we have brown anoles, they do the exact same thing, males fight and size up, they all climb fence post, the males change to a dark color, and puff out colorful things from their throats, bobbing their heads up and down.

  • Reply April Bagwell June 4, 2018 at 2:28 am

    I have 2 of those!!

  • Reply Anthony Burtner June 12, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I already have one

  • Reply Anthony Burtner June 12, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    There amazing pets

  • Reply King Savion June 13, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Did that lizard just chirp

  • Reply Not Sure June 16, 2018 at 3:56 am

    I just got a baby one a couple weeks ago. I’m already super attached to him. He’ll sleep anywhere and he’s so chill around my giant dog. He also closes his eyes and relax whenever I pet him. So cuuuute

  • Reply panda June 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Umm my bearded dragon keeps blackbearding and bobbing his head at his reflection. It's hilarious but I don't want him to attack the glass. How do I make him stop?

  • Reply Kristy Honey ピットブル June 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Woah

  • Reply Amilo Himiko June 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Anyone noticed that when he touched its chin it bit him

  • Reply Kid July 10, 2018 at 11:34 am

    It’s so awesome how they eat and they’re just SO FRIKIN CUTE

  • Reply Alan Winter July 14, 2018 at 4:25 am

    So what are the seven cool facts?

  • Reply rooted tripod08 July 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    My bearded Dragon is 3 years

  • Reply iGAME PLAY July 30, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    this and the chinese water dragon are the only reptiles i've own. but if i'm being honest i like the bearded dragon a lot more. they're a lot more calm

  • Reply Lydia Ali July 31, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Awwwww my baby bearded dragon is a male we just found out he was a male today and he's 6moths he is called rocko

  • Reply Brooke White July 31, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    At 1:45 the bearded dragons like- “what are you doing” then just licks him at last reaction
    XD lol

  • Reply A B August 14, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Those worms lived a good life

  • Reply le_Monkey_Shid_Pants _ August 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    2:21 This is not the dragon you are looking for XD

  • Reply Francisco Garcia90 August 20, 2018 at 6:12 am

    These are the best pets in the world.

  • Reply Clorox Błeach August 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve got a little beardie his name is Draco
    Btw I’m Australian

  • Reply Shawn SS August 26, 2018 at 2:22 am

    What are there ages

  • Reply Coati Rolater August 26, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I love my bearded dragons

  • Reply Nevi Bessette August 27, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I've been thinking about getting a bearded dragon now I really want one🐲🐉

  • Reply Madeline Sanders September 14, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Who’s watching this with their bearded dragon? I am 😂😂

  • Reply Jack the Cool October 4, 2018 at 12:30 am

    1:57 the lizard is wanting to be on YouTube!!

  • Reply General Grievous October 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    0:50 lizard has entered the arena

  • Reply Steve and Bacon November 1, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    I have one! (He is the one in the pic) his name is BACON!

  • Reply jude marven November 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    0:50 the lizard in the back😂

  • Reply Sun State Builders Inc November 26, 2018 at 12:17 am

    I got a bearded dragon today

  • Reply Allie Tilley November 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Anyone see that big Drago in the back just jumpin and climbing 😂

  • Reply hello I am the annoying dog from undertale December 3, 2018 at 7:26 am

    You know what is not so funny? They get them for free and we have to pay for one dragon 90-120 $ 🙄

  • Reply hello I am the annoying dog from undertale December 3, 2018 at 7:28 am

    The Halal dragon 😂

  • Reply Mary Motherofgod December 22, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Mines is Giuseppe I love him 😍

  • Reply Mary Motherofgod December 22, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I like u dude u rock

  • Reply chipahoy464 December 26, 2018 at 12:06 am

    00:50 hey vsause Michal here

  • Reply gaming monster December 28, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Thank god he fed him/her super worms

  • Reply Tristen elkins Elkins January 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

    The big one looks like my beardy olive

  • Reply Lizzy The Bearded Dragon January 25, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I have a Bearded Dragon

  • Reply Mary witt January 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    my beardie is 7 months old and still fits in the palm of my hand,out of a clutch of 11 eggs she hatched last and her brothers and sisters are huge now,one other small one in the batch.I think she will always be on the small side

  • Reply The Chels January 31, 2019 at 2:58 am

    You really need to be more clear that the dragons cannot be cohabitated especially when you are saying that the submissive one will be OK and they will work it out they will not work it out the big one will hurt the submissive one always

  • Reply Reacher 25 February 2, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    He has a strong resemblance to Robert De Niro

  • Reply Alicorn Cait February 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I have a bearded dragon.

  • Reply Kai Perry February 13, 2019 at 2:54 am

    I have skills on fortnite
    I like school
    yes you should know that
    don’t like this comment
    it’s opposite day

    Beardies are awesome!!

  • Reply Immortal Blue February 13, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I love lizards.

  • Reply ifeedonfear February 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    I have a bearded dragon he's so chill

  • Reply Charlie Backus February 16, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I had a baby bearded dragon but it died 🙁

  • Reply sup uwu February 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    When I first got my lil beardie, I was showing her some crickets and she started waving at them. I googled it and it was like "your dragon is saying they aren't a threat."
    so basically she befriended the crickets
    now she refuses to eat them uwu

  • Reply Evangeline DeBlasio February 19, 2019 at 11:26 am

    I have one his name is rafe

  • Reply bearded meme dragon February 22, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I have a evil boi.
    he scratches the glass and when I replace his water HE WILL CLIME ON MY ARM AND TRY TO JUMP OUT.
    I have multiple scars from him.

  • Reply Yasmin Steinke February 23, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Great informative video. We have had ours since she was about a month old and would fit in the palm of our hands. I have trained her to potty outside, have praised her and give her freedom to run the house for 1/2 hour daily at least. She is turning 6 and hangs out with dogs and even cats with no issues. She is so domesticated and smart. She gets lots of love and attention. Never poops in her cage. She is just like the dog, when you say treat or lets take a bath, she runs away from the bath. They are awesome reptiles.

  • Reply Jessica Zardain February 24, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Did anybody else see the other little reptile fighting the glass to get out. He was in the back. 😂

  • Reply Hunter VII February 25, 2019 at 4:41 am

    2:00
    That lizard in the background is pretending to be a gecko….

  • Reply Whisper 011 March 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

    1:06 I think he might have pooped his pants

  • Reply Ella Hayes March 6, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    My bearded dragon just puffed out his beard and started going crazy bobbing his head (well mine actually bins his whole body) when he saw the bearded dragons on my phone. He is so territorial. Even a picturenof another bearded dragon makes him go crazy. That's why bearded dragons should not be kept in the same tank.

  • Reply angeIic dreamz March 20, 2019 at 1:28 am

    So beardie dragons (males) cheat on each other?

  • Reply kali March 23, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    0:50 ya'll catch that?????

  • Reply Sharktooth April 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Absolutely love my Beardie, Havok. He's brought so much joy into our home. Such a beautiful lizard with so much personality.

  • Reply SgGamerXL April 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    There cute

  • Reply uno reverse card May 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    My bearded dragon is 1 and is faster than me I’m fast and I’m 9 XD

  • Reply star wolfie June 3, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    My bearded dragon has a white foot if some one knows what that meens leave a comment about it

  • Reply the demon you see during sleep Paralisis June 29, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Your beardie looks verry puffed out.

  • Reply Everything batman collector July 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Will a hatclings appearance color pattern etc change over the course of say a year.

  • Reply Raven Elloie July 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Lol i love the one in the back just waiting for his time to shine !

  • Reply Pizza Lizard July 3, 2019 at 2:49 am

    0:59 that Tyrannosaurus wants attention😁

  • Reply Nexifh August 8, 2019 at 4:41 am

    What’s that lizard in the back?

  • Reply Wesly Jean August 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    cool dude

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