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.Know More
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.Learn more about Lizards
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 >
It is normal for bearded dragons to shed as they grow and produce new scales. Bearded dragons will show signs of shedding, often before they begin to shed. Bearded dragon owners can look for areas of discoloration, bulging eyes or behavior that looks like the dragon is trying to gulp in air.Full Answer >
The best substrates for bearded dragons are newspapers, paper towels, ceramic tiles, or indoor/outdoor carpeting or special reptile carpeting. Because of the risk of ingestion, loose substrate such as sand should never be used for juvenile lizards. For adults, disinfected large-grain play sand can be used, although it is not necessary. Substrates such as nut shells, corn cob and wood shavings are all dangerous.Full Answer >
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 >