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Bearded Dragon

Bearded dragons are native to central Australia and are very popular as pets. The name “bearded” refers to a large throat pouch that extends outward and looks like a spiny beard. Some species display this beard as a defense mechanism or to assert dominance. There are several closely-related species… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations not at risk (strict controls on export)
  • Almost all captive populations are from captive bred stock
  • Easily bred in captivity, so harvesting for pet trade not necessary

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Large number of pet animals; some could escape into the wild
  • Could become established in arid climates in the United States and elsewhere

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Moderate effort required

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May carry and transmit Salmonella

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