A leatherback bearded dragon is a type or morph or mutation. They have smaller scales than regular bearded dragons. Although they will still often have spikes on their heads and sides, their backs will be completely smooth. This means their coloring is also more intense than a regular bearded dragon.
Leatherback bearded dragons are a popular morph. But, these unique scales have some specific care needs. For instance, leatherbacks are at higher risk of dehydration than regular bearded dragons. So, let’s take a closer look at what this morph is, and how to care for one.
What is a Leatherback Bearded Dragon?
Like some other reptiles, bearded dragons come in different ‘morphs’. These morphs are simply different mutations of the reptile. Morphs each have slight differences, such as variations in size, color, and even scale dispersal. So, a leatherback is still a bearded dragon, but it’s slightly different to a standard or regular bearded dragon.
The main difference for this morph is in its scales. Leatherbacks get their names from their smooth backs, unlike regular bearded dragons who have spiked scales covering their entire backs. Leatherback bearded dragons still have scales (unlike the silkback morph), but the scales on their back are much smaller and smoother than a regular bearded dragon. They will still have the same spiked scales on their heads and sides. Although the extent of this may differ from one individual to the next.
Leatherback Bearded dragons for sale Popular as pets, bearded dragons or “beardies” are moderately sized lizards native to Australia. The age groups are as follows: Hatchlings 1 month old, Well started 1-2.5 months old, Juveniles 3-6 months old, young adults 6+ months old. Whatever is on hand at the time of your order is what will be shipped. The photos used are just a reference for this morph and not the exact animal you will be receiving. Colors/patterns will vary as each animal is completely unique.
Names: Bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps, Central bearded dragon, Inland bearded dragon
Size: 16 to 24 inches long
Lifespan: 6-10 years is common but up to 20 years is documented