All About Pogona Microlepidota – Facts, Care, and More!

Pogona microlepidota

The Pogona Microlepidota is native to the arid regions of Western Australia and has become increasingly popular among reptile keepers around the world. Its most distinctive characteristic is undoubtedly its bumpy skin, which gives it an unmistakable appearance compared to other species of Pogona. These bumps are created by small, raised scales that cover its body, providing it with a rather rugged and textured appearance. It is impossible not to be fascinated by its rather unusual appearance!

Caring for a Pogona Microlepidota is relatively straightforward, but it is essential to be aware of its specific requirements. Like other Pogona species, they require a spacious enclosure with plenty of hiding spots, basking areas, and climbing structures. The temperature of the enclosure should be maintained between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, with a slight drop during the night. Additionally, they need a UVB light source to ensure proper calcium absorption and prevent metabolic bone disease.

This fascinating species of lizard is primarily insectivorous, meaning their diet primarily consists of various insects, such as crickets, mealworms, and roaches. However, it is crucial to provide them with a varied diet by including vegetables and fruits as well. Leafy greens, carrots, and berries are excellent choices to ensure a balanced diet for your Pogona Microlepidota.

Basic Facts about Pogona Microlepidota


The Western Bearded Dragon typically reaches a length of about 40-50 centimeters. It has a large head and a stout body, with rough scales and spines covering its back. The coloration of Pogona microlepidota can vary depending on the individual and its environment, but they are generally shades of brown or gray, often with lighter patches or bands.

Behavior and Temperament

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