In the list of the most popular pets and the bearded dragon occurs more often on a species-appropriate attitude and nutrition, the animals can be many years old.
Bearded Dragons Lifespan
Mainly bearded dragons come from the dry and warm regions of Australia and they can be 30 to 70 cm long or large, including tail.
Bearded dragons are cold-blooded and diurnal animals, which have an average life expectancy of 8 to 15 years, but there are also much older specimens. Over time, many types of bearded dragon and color varieties have developed. These range from the usual gray to brown hues over white, red and a bright yellow.
By breeding always eye-catching colors in agamas more and more species have emerged, which do not have a very long life expectancy. These include, for example, the white and light-colored specimens, the so-called albino bearded dragons. Since these breeds are designed primarily for the appearance of the animals, the health and optimal condition of the bearded dragons has moved into the background.
Gray to brown colored animals are the most resistant and the first bred animals also have a fairly high life expectancy.
In the wild, bearded dragons are usually very old, only with a prolonged lack of food can cause health problems. But also by man-made changes in their habitat , there was a shortening of life expectancy due to deficiency symptoms by not sufficiently found food.
Bearded Dragons in domestic terrariums have a secure and regular food intake, which can be expected in ideal feeding no deficiency symptoms.