What never to feed your Bearded Dragon...
"THESE FOODS WILL KILL YOUR BEARDIE IN UNDER 24 HOURS..."
It’s night time…
You feed your Bearded Dragon and it seems happy, healthy and satisfied.
So you go to bed but when you wake up the next morning you find your reptile DEAD in its
Believe it or not this is a common scenario for Bearded Dragon owners…
And if you’ve just started caring for a Bearded Dragon then you need to know how to avoid this.
You see, one of the first questions a new owner asks is…
“What do I feed my Bearded Dragon?”
Well, what you need to know is that Bearded Dragons have a VERY specialized diet.
You can’t feed them just anything.
There are rules and restrictions which need to be STRICTLY followed. And the first thing you learn during research is that Bearded Dragons are omnivores (Just like us) which means
they need a mixture and plants and proteins.
But that does not mean it is ok to feed them any vegetable, fruit or insect. Nor can you mix
the same vegetables in a salad no matter how much your beardie seems to love them.
Each vegetable, fruit and insect have special nutrients, vitamins and its own benefit to your
What’s more this diet will change with their age, health conditions and upbringing.
(This means is that if you inherit or adopt a Bearded Dragon with poor eating habits, you
need to transition it to a diet that encourages them to eat right away. And also help build their
If too many days pass and they don’t eat or are eating the wrong things they become
impacted or develop a parasite and will die shortly after.
You also need to avoid the foods which can poison your Bearded Dragon…
You see, all vegetables have a certain type of vitamin in them.
And when fed too many of these vegetables it leads to toxicity…
…which can cause instant death.
On the other hand, if your Dragon doesn’t get enough of this vitamin it can also lead to
vitamin deficiency and poor health. They will not be able to fight off diseases or sicknesses.
And they won’t have enough energy to last through their brumation (or hibernation period).