Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)
Experience Level: Beginner
Nutrition & Maintenance
• Bearded Dragons are omnivores, meaning their diet mainly consists of a combination of insects and vegetables.
• Alternate the insects, vegetables and fruits being fed. Feed only enough to be consumed by the end of the day.
• Dragons also require calcium supplementation.
• To avoid accidental ingestion of the substrate, feed worms, vegetables, fruits and prepared diets from a bowl.
• Clean food and water bowls daily.
|Juveniles (< 6”): Once Daily
Adults (>6”): Daily to Every Other Day.
|Vegetables*||Dark, leafy greens (kale, collard, mustard, dandelion, escarole) vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, squash, shredded carrots)||Every Other Day; should constitute 25% of a juveniles diet and 50% of an adults diet.|
|Fruits||Papaya, Banana, Melon||Once weekly; should only constitute 5% of diet.|
|Prepared Diets||Commercially prepared.||Offer daily in addition to insects and fresh vegetables.|
*Insects and Vegetables should be dusted with a calcium supplement twice weekly for adults and daily for juveniles.
**Crickets should be fed a nutrient-dense, gut-loaded diet (commercially available nutrient-dense diet) prior to being fed to the reptile to ensure they have the proper nutrients for healthy reptile diet.
• Bearded Dragons will drink from a shallow dish and lick moisture from their skin. Mist your pet with warm water every other day.
• Empty and refill water bowls once a day.