This is a bearded dragon that came through Odd Pet Vet recently for a routine exam. Bearded dragons are native to Australia, and did not become popular pets in the United States until the mid 1990’s. When they get excited or scared, it’s common for their lower head and neck region to turn black, which can be intimidating to someone unfamiliar with the effect. They generally eat a combination of insects, fruit, and vegetables in the wild. This little guy is doing great, and got an all-clear on his exam.