If you love to have a pet lizard that is moderate in size, a bearded dragon may just be what you are looking for. They have spines that line their throat. When calm and relaxed, these spines lie flat, however, when the animal senses a potential threat or danger, the spines stand out as the throat expands, an attempt to make them appear more menacing.
These reptiles can make great starter pets for newbies but you should ask yourself first if you are ready to commit to meeting its somewhat complex nutritional needs and provide an ideal environment. You should have enough budget for special equipment that will help create an ideal habitat for your pet.
Many exotic pet owners prefer keeping the inland bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) because of its docile temperament.
Ask your vet for more information about caring for a bearded dragon. Check out this site.