Protein: Bearded dragons enjoy live mealworms, waxworms and crickets that have been “gut loaded,” which means fed lizard-friendly vitamins and nutrients. Young beardies should eat once a day; adults may only need to dine every two days. If beardies don't finish their entire meal, try feeding them less next time.
Bearded Dragons can eat a wide range of live food such as crickets, mealworms and kingworms; vegetables such as sweet potato and pepper and leafy greens such as kale and parsley . They can also eat limited amounts of fruit. Greens, vegetables and limited fruit make up the other 20% to 25% of their diet.
Avoid vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and romaine as too much can be harmful, or they offer limited nutritional value. Bearded dragons will also eat fruits like apples, strawberries, watermelon, and peaches. Aside from delicious fruits and vegetables, dragons will eat just about any insect that moves.
However, other commonly available choices from the grocery store, such as apples, strawberries, grapes, melons, peaches, and even raisins, are popular with bearded dragons. Chop fruit into bite-sized pieces before serving to your bearded dragon.
A beardie can eat cucumber every other week. They should not be a staple food. Since cucumbers are technically a fruit, fruits should only take up around 10% or less of your beardie's diet. If he is fed cucumbers too often, he might experience some negative side-effects.
Acceptable vegetables that should represent a high percentage of the diet include collard greens, beet greens, mustard greens, broccoli, turnip greens, alfalfa hay or chow, bok choy, kale, parsley, Swiss chard, watercress, clover, red or green cabbage, savory, cilantro, kohlrabi, bell peppers, green beans, escarole, ...
Juveniles usually will poop every day or two. Adult bearded dragons, which is generally considered over the age of 18 months, can poop anywhere from daily to weekly. How often adult beardies poop is dependent on their diet, their activity level, and how their body processes food.
Lettuce is famous for being rich in water and low in calories while still offering vitamins and minerals. Despite its value and popularity in the human diet, lettuce is not the best vegetable for bearded dragons. Some varieties are less valuable for them than others.
Let's find out: Can bearded dragons eat bananas? The short answer: yes, they can, but only once or twice a month. The long answer will explain why bearded dragons can eat bananas only once or twice a month.
Bearded dragons can eat strawberries, but only in moderation (as is the case with all fruits in their diet). On the bright side, strawberries—like apples—are considered one of the safer fruits for dragons, meaning you don't necessarily have to limit them to once a month.
Strawberries are a delightful treat for bearded dragons, and they should gobble the strawberries up in no time. Bearded dragons can also eat the leafy parts of the strawberries. However, it is important to limit the amount of sweet fruit fed to your dragon. It's fine as a treat, but moderation is the key.
No. Bearded dragons can't digest cheese, or any kind of dairy product at all. Bearded dragons, along with most other lizards, but not all, are lactose intolerant, just like humans can be, so avoid giving cheese and other dairy products to your bearded dragon.
The short answer is no. Chicken is not exactly a safe food for your beardie. A very small piece or two might be fine every few months, but if your bearded dragon eats a lot of chicken, he may become ill or die.
No. Bearded dragons cannot eat rice. In fact, none of the grains would be a good choice for your bearded dragon diet as they cannot digest them. Both raw and cooked rice will make your beardie sick.
No, they should not eat fish. Although it wouldn't kill them to eat a small amount of it, fish is not found in their natural environment and can carry harmful bacteria, germs, and even parasites that could infect your dragon.
Yes, bearded dragons can safely eat tomatoes...but only a small amount served once a month.
If you own a water or Nile monitor lizard, feeder fish are a great option for feeding them. However, a bearded dragon is not one of these lizards, and they should not eat a feeder fish even as an occasional treat. Avoid canned or raw tuna, goldfish, minnows, salmon, and tilapia.
Summary. Potatoes are not fit for beardies. Although they might not harm if eaten occasionally, they shouldn't be your bearded dragon's staple foods because they lack the vital nutrients for your pet's well-being.