Picking Beginner Pet Lizards : Bearded Dragon Diet

Uploaded by expertvillage on 25.09.2008

And of course, while we're talking about costs, that leads very well into talking about the
diet for your new beginner lizard. Say if you're talking about a bearded dragon, okay,
he's small now--little baby--doesn't seem like he's going to eat much. And as a baby,
he's not going to eat that much, but when he's full-grown the diet is going to be pretty
intensive. For the basis of the diet, of course, we'll be looking at crickets. Which, for a
full-grown bearded dragon who's eating a good six dozen crickets a week is not out of control
or unheard of. They're very, very gluttonous. Of course, you don't want that to be the only
part of the diet. A varied diet is the best part of nutrition. So waxworms, which are
like little grubs, are a important part, though they are fattening, so stay kind of stingy
on those. And then, as he's small, mealworms are just fine as well, to help spice the diet
up. Again, they're just little grubs--come here, there we go--little grubs, and then
as he gets bigger into a full-grown adult, you can offer him giant mealworms, which are
basically the larger versions of the standard mealworms. Again, these guys are live; they're
just refrigerated, so they're kind of in a stasis mode right now. Not to mention the
fact that you also have to give him salad on a daily basis. Bearded dragons do eat salad,
and it's important for them to have that on a daily basis--they get a lot of moisture
from it. So his overall food bill can add up pretty fast.