Chinese water dragons are omnivorous, but the bulk of their diet should consist of live crickets, mealworms, earthworms, locusts, grasshoppers and feeder fish. Shredded vegetables and small chunks of fruit can make up 10 to 15 percent of their diet. Chinese water dragons prefer a varied diet and may refuse food if bored; ideally, owners should change the type of food offered daily to keep their appetites interested.Know More
Their diets also vary slightly based on age. Hatchlings and young dragons need their food broken up into small pieces, while juvenile and adult dragons can eat whole prey. Adult water dragons should also be fed newborn baby mice that are either completely hairless or just starting to grow fur. These newborn mice, sometimes called pinkies or fuzzies, provide important nutrients and are high in calcium. Adult dragons can also eat king mealworms, but these feedings can be more difficult since the worms bite. To avoid injury, owners should crush the worm's head before feeding it to a Chinese water dragon.
Owners should never feed Chinese water dragons insects caught outdoors or in the backyard. It is impossible to determine whether the insect has been exposed to pesticides or herbicides; feeding a contaminated insect to a Chinese water dragon can cause serious illness.Learn more about Lizards
An adult Chinese water dragon mainly eats worms, fish, small mammals and insects, including grasshoppers, crickets, earthworms, mealworms, cockroaches, locusts, goldfish, mice and quail chicks. While carnivorous in nature, Chinese water dragons in captivity may occasionally have vegetables or fruit in their diet, such as mustard greens, figs and carrots.Full Answer >
Blue-tongued skinks are omnivorous and eat both plant matter and a variety of small animals and insects in their natural habitat. In captivity, they subsist on a diet of greens, fruits, mealworms and crickets.Full Answer >
Because Komodo dragons are at the top of the food chain, they eat almost anything they can find, including carrion, deer, pigs and smaller Komodo dragons. They have even been known to kill and eat humans.Full Answer >
It is not recommended to feed spinach to bearded dragons. The calcium in the bearded dragon's diet binds with the spinach and makes it difficult to digest.Full Answer >