Inland Bearded Dragon
Inland Bearded Dragons have an adult head and body length of up to 10 inches, and tail length up to 12 inches. The body can be gray, brown, rufous or yellow, and can exhibit rhomboidal markings. A pattern of ocelli (eye-like spots) is present on the pale gray belly. There are large, long, pointed scales on the throat and sides of the head. They have the ability to change color. There is a row of spines along each side of the body. These run down to the forelegs and continue as a broad band down to beneath the shoulders. The head is as wide as it is long.
Bearded dragons have a strong order of superiority, which is governed by the size of the lizards. This is evident when feeding, or during the breeding season. Males and juveniles are to some extent are compatible with one another. As a rule the males establish a hierarchy following each hibernation that is accepted by all until the following season. Females are sexually mature at a head and body length of 5 inches. The alpha male will mate with all females in the group. Shortly before laying eggs, the female refuses all food. They lay two clutches of 11 to 25 eggs starting in October.
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