What Fruits Can Bearded Dragons Eat?

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Even though bearded dragons have exploded in popularity over the past few years, they are still considered and exotic pet and have very specific diets. So what exactly can a bearded dragon eat? This page will go over everything you need to know about feeding your bearded dragon.

Bearded dragons are omnivores, meaning that they eat both plants and animals. Generally when bearded dragons are very young, they eat 80% bugs and 20% plants, however sometimes people have trouble getting their dragons to eat any vegetables at all when they are young. Adult bearded dragons are nearly the exact opposite and their diet will consist of 80% plants and 20% bugs and insects. Bearded dragons will eat just about any insect that moves, however it is up to their owner to make sure that they only eat safe bugs. Below is a list of the most common bugs that owners will feed their bearded dragons: Butter worms Cockroaches Crickets Earthworms Hornworms King worms Mealworms Phoenix worms Roaches Silkworms Superworms Wax worms You should never feed your bearded dragon bugs that you have found in your house or property because those bugs could contain parasites and/or pesticides that may cause negative health effects on bearded dragons. Two of the most common feeder insects for bearded dragons are dubia roaches and crickets. While both crickets and dubia roaches are considered healthy for bearded dragons, each insect has its own pro’s and con’s, which can make it a bit difficult for beardie owners to choose the right insect for their needs. We have created a list of the pro’s and con’s for both crickets and dubia roaches below so you can better determine the best feeder insect for your needs. Cricket Pro’s They aren’t roaches (which creep some people out) Don’t immediately hide/bury themselves Have a softer shell Cricket Con’s Smell bad Chirp and make sounds Jump and can escape easier Are more difficult to breed Get dirty easily and can carry parasites Dubia Roach Pro’s Are quiet Can’t jump and rarely escape Don’t smell bad Have a longer lifespan than crickets Are very clean and don’t carry parasites Extremely easy to breed Are more resilient and live longer than crickets Dubia Roach Con’s They will hide/stand still making it more difficult for reptiles to spot them Takes longer to sort them by size before feeding Their hard shell makes dusting them more challenging than crickets They are roaches, which creep some people out The Bottom Line – Both crickets and dubia roaches are healthy for bearded dragons and other reptiles that eat insects. If you’re looking for the best insect for your reptile, we recommend dubia roaches because they are less likely to carry parasites and have twice the protein crickets do. However, reptiles can be picky eaters and some beardies prefer crickets over dubias and vice versa so experimenting with both may be helpful if your beardie is a picky eater. There are many vegetables that are safe for bearded dragons to eat. In fact, we have a list of over 50 safe vegetables to feed your bearded dragon on our bearded dragon diet See the complete list of safe foods that bearded dragons can eat. Below is a list of the most common staple vegetables that you can feed your bearded dragon every day: Acorn squash Artichoke Heart Asparagus (Raw) Bell Peppers (Raw) Bok choy Butternut squash Cabbage (Raw) Carrots Celery Chicory Collard greens Cucumber (Peeled) Lentils (Cooked) Endive Kale Kohlrabi Mustard greens Okra (Raw) Parsnips Pumpkins Radicchio Spaghetti squash Turnip greens Yams (Raw) Zucchini (Raw) Yellow squash Besides plants and insects, bearded dragons will also eat fruit. The following list of fruit is safe for you to feed your bearded dragon. For a much larger list of safe fruit please visit our bearded dragon diet See the complete list of safe foods that bearded dragons can eat. Apples Apricot Blackberries Blueberries Chayote Cherries Cranberries Figs Grapes Grapefruit Guava Mangos Melons Nectarine Papayas Peaches Pears Pineapple Plum Prunes Raisins Strawberries Watermelon Bearded dragons can sometimes accidentally ingest the substrate around the food they’re eating. Because of this, it is not recommended to feed smaller bearded dragons in tanks with loose substrate. Usually older bearded dragons are more accurate with eating and have an easier time dealing with the little substrate they may occasionally ingest, however you will need to keep this in mind with younger bearded dragons. See the complete list of safe & unsafe foods to feed bearded dragons.

What fruits can bearded dragons not eat?

Lettuce. Bearded dragons love lettuce, especially Bibb lettuces. ….Fireflies. Never, ever feed your bearded dragon fireflies. ….Avocados. Avocados should never be feed to a bearded dragon. ….Rhubarb. Avoid feeding your bearded dragon rhubarb. ….Beet Tops. ….Spinach.

What should a bearded dragon eat daily?

Protein: Bearded dragons enjoy live mealworms, waxworms and crickets that have been “gut loaded,” which means fed lizard-friendly vitamins and nutrients. Young beardies should eat once a day; adults may only need to dine every two days. If beardies don’t finish their entire meal, try feeding them less next time.

What is a bearded dragons favorite fruit or vegetable?

There are numerous plants, fruits and vegetables that are safe and healthy for bearded dragons to eat, but some favorites include squash, collard greens, bell peppers, mustard greens and seedless watermelon.

What fruit and salad can a bearded dragon eat?

The most popular fruits for bearded dragons are apples, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon. Bearded dragons really enjoy these succulent treats. However, keep in mind that although many of these fruits contain important nutrients, too much fruit can also be harmful.

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