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QnA on Wax worms for bearded dragons

Wax moths are little moths that enter a hive and place their eggs in the honeycomb. The wax worm will devour beeswax, honey, pollen, and occasionally even bee larvae and pupae after the eggs hatch. They create a trail of webs and dung as they munch their way through the hive.

Wax worms are little white worms that make a great treat bug for bearded dragons on occasion. Because of their high fat content, these worms should not be considered a staple meal. Feed no more than five to six wax worms each day to an adult bearded dragon.


    Is it safe to feed wax worms to bearded dragons?

    Waxworms may be unfamiliar to you, but they are a delicious delicacy for bearded dragons. While mealworms and superworms may be given to your dragon on a daily basis, waxworms should not be included in your dragon's diet, and that is why they didn't make our top 10 list.

    What should I feed my bearded dragon in terms of wax worms?

    When utilizing supplements like waxworms or Calciworms®, feed 3 to 5 worms three times each week. Waxworms are used to provide fat to a dragon's diet or as a reward, while CalciWorms® are used to supplement a diet with the necessary calcium.

    For bearded dragons, are wax worms preferable than mealworms?

    Mealworms should only be provided to bearded dragons as a supplement to other insects, not as a primary food source. Mealworms are less nutritious than other feeder worms, and they may contain a lot of fat.

    What kind of worm should a bearded dragon eat?

    Hornworms are our favorite kind of worm, and we encourage that all bearded dragon owners give them a try. They're fantastic for your beardie since they're heavy in moisture and calcium. They're simple to care for, and your beardie will probably adore them as much as ours does!

    Is it possible for wax worms to move?

    They all look to be dead; nothing moves, and they're still clinging to whatever they were hanging onto when calamity hit. They're all various sizes, or at least at different phases of growth. They all seem to be in good health, but they aren't moving!

    Is it possible for Beardies to consume wax worm moths?

    It is completely OK to feed bearded dragon moths in this manner. Because wax moths and waxworms are both high in fat and have little nutritional advantages for bearded dragons, they should only be given on rare occasions.

    What causes wax worms to become black?

    This usually occurs when they are exposed to chilly conditions, and you may feed them. If you mean that they've gotten dark brown and hard, then they've entered their pupa cycle, and your chameleon may theoretically eat them if he's interested.

    Is it okay if I just feed my bearded dragon mealworms?

    Bearded dragons are not poisonous to mealworms. They have a high fat content and a low calcium content. They are difficult for young beardies to digest and may induce illness in juveniles, thus they should only be used as a supplementary treat for adult beardies who can manage them.

    What makes wax worms different from mealworms?

    Mealworms, unlike waxworms, have a tougher exterior that they will molt and lose many times throughout their short life cycle. A soft and buttery delight will be hidden behind that exoskeleton for your reptile to enjoy.

    Is it possible to feed wax worms to young bearded dragons?

    Wax worms are harmful to young bearded dragons. They're much too fattening. We sometimes offer wax worms to newborn bearded dragons who aren't thriving in the group and are undernourished—wax worms may provide some additional energy—but it's always best to serve them crickets as a fundamental breakfast than than any form of worm.

    Is it possible for wax worms to coexist alongside mealworms?

    Gordon usually has a few "treat" things on hand. So he receives a mealworm once a week, maybe twice a week. I decided to acquire a couple waxworms last week to change up his weekly treat. Without hesitation, I tossed them in with the mealworms I keep in a small container of oats.

    Are wax worms beneficial to reptiles?

    Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) are a tasty feast for reptiles and amphibians. Wax worms are a terrific source of lipids and a great method to fatten up your pet or a female after delivering eggs or giving birth. Wax worms are junk food for your reptile or amphibian, so only give them in little amounts.

    What are the characteristics of wax worms?

    Waxworms range in color from white to brown, are plump, segmented, and somewhat active. They're a bit softer than mealworms, so they need to be handled with a little more care, but they're still extremely simple to handle for first and second graders.

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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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