Caring for Bearded Dragons

Bearded Dragons occur naturally in the desert regions of Australia and were introduced to the United States in the late 1980’s.  Bearded Dragons are omnivores and can eat a variety of things.  A normal diet will consist of insects, mixed greens and non-citrus fruit.  When feeding insects be sure to provide the animal with insects that are near the same size as the space between their eyes.  Avoid feeding insects that are too large for the animal. Young Bearded Dragons will require a diet with more insects than vegetables.  Bearded Dragons should be fed three times per day and given as many insects as they will consume in 10 to 15 mins.  After the feeding time is done it is best to remove as many remaining insects as possible.  A typical juvenile can eat 20 to 50 insects each day.  Adults will consume more greens than insects, fresh greens should be introduced daily.  When using supplements such as waxworms, or Calciworms® dragons should be fed 3 to 5 worms 3 times a week.  Waxworms are intended to be used to add fat to a dragons diet or the occasional treat and CalciWorms® are used for adding the required calcium to a diet. Water should be offered to Bearded Dragons at all times and placed in a shallow dish.

Staple Diet:
Crickets, Mealworms, Superworms, Hornworms and Mixed Greens (Timberline Reptile Salad)

Waxworms (to add fat) and CalciWorms® (to add calcium in a natural method)