One of the most important things you have to provide for your bearded dragons is a nutritious, varied diet. Even though it is not a difficult task, but there are also some things that you should know about food for bearded dragon.
Some food insects and vegetables tend to be better choices and supported to feed your bearded dragon, while some should be avoided. These bellows are some questions you may wonder when it comes to feeding bearded dragons.
What type of insects to feed bearded dragons?
Bearded dragons are known as omnivorous, they can eat both meat and plant. Some types of insects that most common for bearded dragon are: cricket, dubia roaches, dorn worms.
Types of insects you can feed your dragon as treat and offered intermittently are Mealworms, wax worms, butter worms, silkworms, etc.
Types of insects that should avoid feeding bearded dragons are Fireflies, boxelder bugs, wild-caught insects.
Note: The best bedding for bearded dragons should only be a resting place for them and never a food dish for you to place food on.
What vegetables can bearded dragons eat?
Greens and vegetables should give your dragons every day and as much as they can eat: Collard greens, mustard greens, bell pepper, cabbage, kale, arugula, asparagus, basil, watercress, sweet potato, etc.
Some vegetables that should be fed rarely: Beet greens, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes.
Never fed them these plants: avocados, rhubarb.
What are diet requirements of baby bearded dragons?
Baby bearded dragons require a diet rich in protein and a plentiful source of live food as well. They should be fed as much as they can about 4-5 times per day and last for 10-15 minutes per meal. A baby should be consumed up to 70-80 crickets per day.
Feeding them vegetables (can mix with fruit) before you feed them insects. Because most of bearded dragons will prefer to eat insects and ignore the vegetables.
What are diet requirements of adult bearded dragons?
When bearded dragons are 18 months old, they can seem like adults. Unlike the baby, adult bearded dragons do not need much of insects since they stop to grow.
Instead, adult bearded dragons diet should be 80% vegetables and just 20% of insects.
The frequency of feeding also decreases. An adult may need to eat once or twice a day. Fruit and vegetables should be making up the largest part of their diet.