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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. 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.
How Big do Leatherback Bearded Dragons Get?
On average, leatherback bearded dragons tend to reach between 16 and 22 inches in length. However, some may fall slightly outside of this bracket, with some owners reporting 25 inches in length when fully grown! This size includes the length of their tail. Although their scales are much smaller than a regular bearded dragon, their body size tends to be very similar.