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What do Bearded Dragons Eat?

What do Bearded Dragons Eat?

Bearded dragons can consume a variety of live foods, including crickets, mealworms, and kingworms, as well as vegetables such as sweet potatoes and peppers, and leafy vegetables such as kale and parsley. They can also consume a certain amount of fruit.

    The meats, vegetables, fruits and weeds they can consume are included in the list of foods below.

    Bearded dragons eat both plants and animals, making them omnivorous. Bearded dragons eat 80% worms and 20% plants when they are young, but some people have trouble getting their dragons to eat vegetables at all when they are young. An adult bearded dragon is virtually the opposite, with an 80% plant-based diet and 20% worms and insects diet.

    In the wild, bearded dragons make up about 75% of their prey and eat most animals, including small animals such as crickets, cockroaches, worms, and even mice.

    The remaining 20-25% consists of vegetables, vegetables and some fruits.

    Bearded dragons adapt to where food is scarce and eat a variety of prey. Bearded dragons are omnivores, consuming all plants and animals, including insects.

    They have a good sense of smell and keen eyesight. Bearded dragons are mostly carnivorous as they age, while adults become increasingly herbivorous. A Bearded Dragon's diet should consist of approximately 50% plant material and 50% animal material, depending on its age. Talk to your doctor about a special diet for your bearded dragon.

    They don't have much preference for food. Beardy dragons are fast and find live prey in the wild. They eat crickets and mealworms every day, crushing them with their sharp teeth.

    Adults in captivity need to be fed once a day, but they need a variety of diets at different stages of their lives. Because they grow rapidly, adolescents need additional protein. Three times a day, it is necessary to feed adolescents. Unlike adults, who eat less insects and eat more fruits and vegetables, they need to eat more insects.

    Crickets should be provided to the young on a regular basis. Adults, adolescents and hatchlings need to eat the right foods and get the right nutrients to stay healthy.

    For bearded dragons, calcium powder should be added to meals twice a week. Calcium is required for bone growth, nerve activity, and many other biological functions. It can be difficult for them to decide on a diet.

    Can bearded dragons eat meat?

    Bearded dragons can eat insects and meat. Below is a list of meats that bearded dragons can eat based on the live food list.

    • silkworm
    • phoenix bug
    • morioworms
    • butterfly
    • cricket
    • Dubia cockroach
    • waxworms - Feed these fat worms only as a snack.
    • cockroach
    • king worm
    • grasshopper
    • cricket
    • earthworm
    • mealworms


    Mealworms have a rough coat and should only be given to adult bearded dragons. If eaten by infants or immature dragons, they can become ill.

    Mealworms are superworms, larger versions of mealworms. Once again it should only be given to adult bearded dragons.

    What kind of food do bearded dragons eat?

    Protein: Bearded dragons feed on live mealworms, beeswax and crickets, providing beneficial vitamins and nutrients to lizards. Adult beardies may only need to eat once every two days while young beardies need to eat once a day. If your beard doesn't finish your food, feed less next time.

    Calcium: Sprinkle the bearded dragon's live feed with calcium supplements twice a week.

    Vegetables: Vegetables should make up 25% of the diet of young beards and half of the diet of adult beards. Kale, collard greens, mustard greens, zucchini and shredded carrots are all favorites.

    Commercial foods provide variety to a Beard Dragon's diet. Many brands have high-protein recipes for young geckos and low-protein variants for adult bearded dragons.

    If the bearded dragons refuses to drink from a shallow dish in their habitat, gently sprinkle some fruits and vegetables with clean water.

    What fruits can bearded dragons eat?

    Bearded dragons can eat a variety of fruits. On the other hand, these should be eaten in moderation, not daily. Fruits are high in sugar, which can lead to obesity. It can also increase the amount of yeast in their body.

    Citrus fruits should also be avoided as they can interfere with the stomach.

    The fruits that Beardie can eat are included in the following list of foods.
    • mango
    • apologize
    • blueberries
    • fig
    • plum
    • guava
    • apricot
    • watermelon
    • raspberry
    • grape
    • date
    • raisin
    • papaya
    • ship
    • peach
    • Strawberry
    • kiwi
    • apricot

    Bearded dragons can eat:

    Grapes: Yes. You can prevent suffocation by dividing the grapes into quarters.

    Bananas: Yes,  Bananas should be fed sparingly because of their high phosphorus-to-calcium ratio, which can be harmful.

    Apples: Yes, apples are a good fruit for Beard Dragons to eat. Before serving, peel the apples and cut into bite-size pieces.

    Strawberries: Strawberries are a great snack because they are rich in vitamin C, manganese, folic acid, and potassium, among other minerals. Strawberries are rich in oxalates, so don't feed them too often.

    Spinach: No. spinach is not recommended as it binds calcium and can lead to a calcium deficiency if provided too regularly.

    Kale: Yes, kale is a nutritious vegetable rich in calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, and folic acid. Kale is a staple item served daily.

    Carrot: Sometimes. Carrots should be eaten sparingly, as too much vitamin A can be toxic. Carrots are very nutritious, so include greens.

    Pumpkin: It's good to eat, but it lacks nutrients.

    Broccoli is high in vitamin A, thiamine, vitamin C, and vitamin K.

    Celery is primarily water and has relatively few nutrients, unlike iceberg lettuce.

    Tomatoes: Tomatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folic acid and low in oxalates.

    Cabbage: Yes. Cabbage is rich in vitamin C, so you should give it to your bearded dragon on a regular basis.

    Watermelon: Yes. However, unlike many other fruits on this list, they are not as nutritious as they are, so it is not the best meal to eat.

    Blueberries: You can feed them blueberries from time to time. It is rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. Don't feed the bearded dragon too much, as they are high in oxalates, which prevent them from getting adequate calcium.

    Orange: No. Other citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and limes are not recommended for dogs. Beardy dragons cannot eat this fruit because it is too acidic. Acid can irritate the stomach and cause a variety of digestive problems.

    Raspberries: Yes, bearded dragons can eat raspberries from time to time. Raspberry is rich in vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants, among other minerals.

    Can beardy dragons eat vegetables?

    Bearded dragons can eat a variety of vegetables. The meal list includes the following vegetables that Beard Dragons can eat:

    • pumpkin, yellow
    • parsnip
    • squash
    • chard (Swiss Modern)
    • pea
    • pepper (species)
    • kohlrabi
    • squash,
    • okra
    • butternut
    • pak choi
    • asparagus
    • cabbage
    • broccoli
    • acorns and Squash
    • sweet potato
    • beans (green)

    The diet of bearded dragons by age

    Like many other lizards, bearded dragons have different dietary requirements at different times of their lives. To maintain rapid growth, Beardie needs a high-protein diet until she is 18 months old. Prepare a diet consisting of 75% insects. The remaining 25% of their diet should consist of various plant components.

    What kinds of vegetables can a bearded dragon eat?

    Greens can be eaten on beardies. Our meal list includes the following vegetables they can consume:
    • turnip vegetable
    • collard
    • watercress
    • clover
    • mixture of flowers
    • dandelion vegetable
    • coriander
    • spring vegetables
    • lamb's Lettuce
    • parsley
    • endive
    • Kale
    • mustard leaves
    • rocket

    Should I give my Beard Dragon vitamins and minerals?

    Bearded dragons need more calcium than phosphorus in their diet. Especially when they are young and their bones are still forming. In general, veterinarians recommend that the food served to the bearded dragon be lightly sprinkled with calcium powder without vitamin D3 (calcium gluconate, lactic acid or carbonate) 2-3 times a week, and calcium powder that is absorbed into the food. 

    Supplements should be powdered into small salads or wet meals and initially offered for consumption by the Beard Dragon.

    Inadequate calcium, vitamin (especially vitamin D3) and mineral supplementation is a major concern for pet bearded dragons. Consult your veterinarian for specific advice on dietary supplements for pets.

    What types of weeds do bearded dragons eat?

    • cat sheer
    • dandelion
    • plantain
    • dead nettle

    Should I provide water to my Beard Dragon?

    Fresh water should always be accessible in a bowl that will not easily tip over. Fresh water should be provided regularly, and water bowls should be cleaned and disinfected daily.

    Rain and morning dew on plants and other food consumed by plants provide most of the water a bearded dragon needs in the wild. Others don't seem to recognize the water in the plate. Another way to hydrate your pet bearded dragons is to spray them on the plant matter they eat. Your pet bearded dragon may be sprayed directly with plant care water or bathed a few times a week to retain moisture.


    A bearded dragon's diet may seem difficult at first. These lizards are omnivorous in the wild, eating a variety of insects, vegetables and fruits.

    One of the most popular pet reptiles is the bearded dragon. A adolescent's diet should consist mostly of insects and some plant material. It should be fed three times a day. When the Beard Dragon is 18 months old, it should be switched to an adult diet.

    Adults should be fed once a day, should eat leafy greens and vegetables, and a few insects in moderation.

    To ensure bearded dragon's health, you need to provide a variety of foods. Adolescents and newborns need to provide a variety of diets in addition to a variety of foods. As a bearded dragon develops, it is important to modify its diet.

    Changing food, occasionally providing fruit, and insects that fill their intestines before feeding can all help the Beard Dragon get the nutrition it needs. To ensure bearded dragon's health, you need to provide a variety of foods. Adolescents and newborns need to provide a variety of diets in addition to a variety of foods. As a Bearded Dragon develops, it is important to modify its diet.

    Their food may seem daunting, but it is easy to understand even for inexperienced reptile breeders.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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