Zamzows Pet Room Manager Gabe Gentry gives an overview of the Australian Frilled Dragons.
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Hello, my name is Gabriel, I’m a pet room manager at Zamzows, and I’m here to talk to you about the Australian frilled dragon. This guy is pretty cool, he’s pretty good size, he’s not even as big as they get though. They start out small, but this guy will actually reach a length upwards of almost 24-36 inches, they can be pretty big. You’ll notice first thing off the bat, everybody notice about these guys is the big frill that these guys have. I actually put out as much of it as he’ll let me, about here, okay, he’s not liking that, not liking that at all. What they use that for, there’s several reasons they actually will use that, they will use it as a heat dissipater, kind of like their own personal air conditioner or as a solar cell, they use it to go ahead and gather energy from the sun and heat so they can move around early in the morning. They use it for territorial display between males, they use it as a display for females during mating season as well as they also use it as standard, that everybody seen on different television shows they’re chasing their enemies away. Nice big frill on their hind legs running bipedrally and just hissing to beat all, trying to run at their enemies, so it’s a pretty neat little animal. These guys come from Australia, they come from the semi area to tropical regions in northern Australia. They are an omnivore as well, although they do not spend a lot of time eating vegetable matter, mostly what they’re doing is eating smaller lizards, small snakes and lots and lots of bugs. They spend a lot of time vertically oriented against a tree, like so, I’m gonna let him kind of hang here for a little bit against my hand, you can kinda see what it looks like that, they look like a stick, it’s what they are designed to be camouflaged for. You can see the patterning on the back and you can see how they look if they were on a tree and you wouldn’t be able to see him, it would be pretty much impossible. Alright, these guys, their standard average lifespan is about 12 years in captivity, in nature they clock about probably about 18-20 years, they also like temperatures up in a very, very high 90s. Their ambient temperature can be as low as the mid 80s and they’re fine but they like a basking spot upwards of 105 degrees, so, they like it hot. Alright, well, if you need any other information or you have any other questions you can find pet products and pet information at zamzows.com