It is called "bearded" because of the dragon's ability to flare out the skin in the throat region when it is threatened.
It is diurnal (active during the day) spending much of its waken time in bushes and trees, and basking on rocks.
Their diet consists of leafy green foods but also meal worms, crickets, locusts, and pinkie mice.
Researchers at Australia's Melbourne University discovered that bearded dragons produce a mild venom. The venom is harmless to humans and a majority of other animals so they believe it was once used by their ancestors for hunting