Q:

Do bearded dragons have to eat live crickets?

A:

Feeding live crickets to bearded dragons is popular, but they do not have to eat live crickets as part of their regular diet. Crickets have high amounts of parasites in their system. Feeding too many crickets to a bearded dragon puts it at risk for parasite infection.

Bearded dragons can be fed other insects such as mealworms and cockroaches that are bred as feeder insects. Waxworms are a good substitute but are high in fat, so they should only be given to pet dragons as an occasional treat.

Bearded dragons thrive on a healthy diet of mixed fresh greens, a little fruit and safe insects that do not have heavy parasite loads.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Can bearded dragons eat tomatoes?

    A:

    According to BeardedDragonFood.com, bearded dragons can eat tomatoes. Tomatoes are full of vitamin A, which is good for bearded dragons. However, tomatoes should always be fed to bearded dragons as part of a diet and not as a sole source of nutrition.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do bearded dragons eat?

    A:

    Bearded dragons are omnivores and eat a variety of plant and animal matter. Pet bearded dragons also eat prepared bearded dragon food, which often comes in pellet or freeze-dried varieties.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can bearded dragons eat broccoli?

    A:

    It is acceptable to feed bearded dragons broccoli because the bulk of their diet consists of leafy vegetables, non-citrus fruits and occasional insects. An excessive amount of broccoli can be harmful to the bearded dragon, however, so it is best to feed the bearded dragon uncooked broccoli only occasionally.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you find clothes for a bearded dragon?

    A:

    Clothing for bearded dragons is available at both Monstertrims and on Etsy. Monstertrims offers a selection of hand-made clothing and accessories for bearded dragons. As of August 2014, Etsy features three retailers for bearded dragon clothing, one of which is Monstertrims.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore