Jan 12, 2021 - 05:06 PM
You should feed a variety of insects to your juvenile bearded dragon. In their first year, it is important to feed lots of protein for tissue growth.
Options we have for Bearded Dragons are:
- Phoenix Worms
- Dubia Roaches
- Superworms (Only Mediums Available)
- Waxworms (Treat Worm)
Good to have on hand:
It's actually the space between the eye that is the best indicator of what size feeder to order.
Here is a photo that explains why your food should be no wider than the width of a dragon's eyes, as you can see there is a lot of 'cheek' on either side of the dragon's throat:
In our Baby Bearded Dragon combo pack the feeders are roughly 1/2 to 3/4" in length.
A Bearded Dragon less than a year old should have 70% insects and 30% salad as their diet. It is important for juveniles to learn to love salad at an early age. Chopped baby kale is a GREAT starter salad. It's full of vitamin C, vitamin A, and has 20% calcium.
A dragon older than one year should be eating 70% of the diet as salad and only 30% as feeder insects. They should be eating a lot of greens.
Here is a list of vegetables that you can feed chopped into bite-size pieces:
- Mustard Greens
- Collard Greens
- Dandelion Greens
- Butternut Squash
- Snap/Snow Peas
- Nopales Leaves (de-spined) You can find out about salad feeding and other occasional veggies you can include here: http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutri... If keeping greens fresh is an issue, I highly recommend this product, which keeps greens fresh for weeks: https://www.target.com/p/rubbermaid-2pk-plastic-freshworks-food-storage-contain
Bearded dragons also like these fruits in particular, but too much sugar is stressful on their pancreas and should be fed in moderation.
- Apples (sweet varieties)
- Prickly Pears