Bearded Dragon eat

Your bearded dragon is an omnivore and required a balanced diet plan. This diet plan may include meat and vegetables depending on the level of greens and proteins they require. Bearded dragon eat cricket and meal worm and they do love to spend their time in a sandy and beach environment. The hatching dragon’s diet is bit different because they eat mostly small insects and greens.
With the passage of time as your dragon grows, they will start eating more vegetables. The diet of a juvenile dragon (2-4 months of age) will consist of approximately 80% insects and 20% greens. Your bearded dragon eat all foods including vegetables, meat and fruits. A young dragon should be fed 2-3 times daily. If insufficient food is fed, young dragons may nip at the tails and toes of their cage mates.

Adult Bearded dragon

For the meat food sources your Bearded Dragon eat normally:

  • Adult bearded dragon eat pinky mice. Pinky is a great resource of protein and very effective to maintain the health of your beardy
  • Bearded dragon eat insects
  • Crickets is a best food for bearded dragons as they eat them nicely
  • Bearded dragon eat mealworms v Bearded dragon eat wax worms – feed them sparingly as they contain high fats
  • King worms
  • Earthworms
  • Cockroaches  

Bearded dragon eats every insect except those which are difficult to digest. Insects which are freshly molted are their favorite food; therefore you need to feed them freshly molted insects. For adult dragons you can feed them coat feeder insects with a calcium supplement which is a powdered calcium carbonate or calcium gluconate and feed them 3-5 times per week. Bear in mind while feeding insects to your bearded dragons; make sure that you are giving them “gut-loaded insects”. Gut loaded insects are those which are fed nutrition and vitamin rich foods before they are given to bearded dragon for eating.

However, you can also feed your feeder insect food just like:

  • Ground legumes
  • Corn meal
  • Carrots
  • Collard greens (It’s very important)
  • Broccoli
  • Apples
  • Spinach
  • Rolled oats
  • Cereals
  • Commercial products formulated in vitamin and calcium

And some other stuff before giving them to your bearded dragon to eat. For bearded dragon babies you have to give them food in smaller size means if you are giving them crickets to eat then feed them smaller size of crickets and similarly other food to grow them easily. When you will serve such food as a best bearded dragon eating stuff, then they will love with it and you can easily play with these beautiful reptiles.

Important points after feeding your bearded dragon:

Your bearded dragon eat insects easily but after feeding them insects make sure that none of the insects escaped and fouled the water supply in the cage. For the food feeding purpose you can also use a specially designed feeder rock, which allows insects to feed, but not escape until you're ready to feed your dragon. However, as a wise pet owner you can feed your bearded dragon some owners in a separate cage for feeding the meat-based portion of their dragon's diet.

Plant Food Sources

Bearded dragon eat plant and they are also a very important part if your bearded dragon diet plan. Approximately 20% of your dragon's diet should consist mainly of green leafy vegetables. You can also add some other vegetables such as carrots, green leafs and other vegetables except those which are harmful for them. Some bearded dragons eat fruits which are important to keep the health of your dragon fit and healthy. Shred or tear vegetables and fruits into small pieces and mix them together to encourage your dragon to eat all that is offered, and not just pick out his favorite foods. Following is a list of some popular plant-based dragon foods.