Bearded Dragon Diet

If you’re raising a bearded dragon you need to make sure that you’re feeding them a very well balanced diet in order for them to be both happy and healthy.  It is incredibly important to provide both insects as well as fresh greens to your bearded dragon.  While they are a baby this lizzard will only eat insects and should be fed insects that are not only the proper size but are soft body does well.  To prevent choking a small baby dragon should be given an insect no larger than the space that is between their eyes.  Crickets make the best option for feeding a baby dragon as they’re relatively soft and definitely easy to digest.

When you’re bearded dragon beaches around 2 to 4 months of age you want to be feeding them a diet that is consisting of and least 80% protein and 20% fresh greens.  These can include mustard greens and turnip greens just to name a few.  You’ll find that bearded dragons are attracted to the colors of red and yellow this is why it is highly recommended that you add a little bit of shredded carrots or other similar vegetable to load the grains in order to encourage the bearded dragon to eat them.

You can also offer them fruit but it really should only be offered on special occasions and you should only stick to non citrus type fruits like Grapes or blueberries.

You’ll also find that there are commercial pellets available for bearded dragon eat.  While they are completely safe they are not recommended for long-term care.  You should be providing fresh foods for your bearded dragon to eat.  As far as fresh insects go you should be feeding them insects like crickets, small mice and wax worms although you should only feed wax worms on special occasions that they are extremely high in fat.  You also want to make sure that any live insects are said before you feed them to your bearded dragon.  That way they will get the most nutrients that they can out of them.

Make sure that you do not underestimate the power of supplements in your bearded dragons diet.  You should be supplementing their diet with calcium, a multi vitamin supplement and vitamin D3 to make sure that they’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients that they need.  You should be adding the calcium supplement to their diet everyday and make sure they’re getting vitamin D and multivitamins 1 to 2 times per week.

You also need to make sure that you’re in making sure that there is proper temperature in your bearded dragons habitat as that will help to aid in digestion.  If your of bearded dragons habitat is not hot enough they will have trouble and I just in the food that you’re feeding them so you need to make sure that you’re keeping it at the appropriate temperature.

 

Keep all of this in mind when oyu need to make sure that you are feeding your bearded dragon the best possible diet to keep it as healthy as it possibly can be.

 

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