Then we have our Bearded Dragon; Boris, and no they don’t breathe fire…. well not yet anyway
The name "bearded dragon" refers to the "beard" of the lizard, the underside of the throat which turns black if they are stressed or see a potential rival. They are adept climbers, spending time on branches and in bushes and near human habitation.
They have the ability to change color during rivalry challenges between males, in response to ambient temperature changes such as turning black to absorb heat, and other stimuli. Males grow up to 60 cm (24 in) long, and females up to 51 cm (20 in). Bearded dragons also produce a mild venom originating from primitive venom glands. Although generally harmless towards humans, it is effective towards smaller-sized animals.
The Beard dragons are like our other animals and do eat daily, they mainly eat insects and have a mix of plant based food, mainly leafy greens and they love dandelion leaves which we pick of our village green for them. Also a key element of their diet is calcium which we have to supplement for them as none of the food we feed them contains enough of it, so to do this we coat the insects in a calcium powder before we put them into the enclosure, they also require UVB light to process this calcium so we have UVB blubs in the enclosure to help aid them in digestion of the calcium but to help them even more, when it is sunny we take them outside to the ferret park and let them have a run around in the sun, where they absorb the natural UV light from the Sun which is much more effective than that from the bulb.