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What Can I Feed my Bearded Dragon? 

Bearded Dragons are omnivores. Your Bearded Dragons diet should consist of vegetables, insects, and the odd bit of fruit

When your bearded dragon is a baby/junenile he/she should be fed a diet of around 80% bugs and 20% plants. When your bearded dragon reaches adult age his/her diet should flip to around 80% plants and 20% bugs. Bearded Dragons can have small amounts of fruit as a treat every once and a while.

Baby/Juvenile Bearded Dragons vegetables should be cut up into small pieces for eating to prevent choking. The bugs should also be small (such as baby crickets not adult crickets). Do not feed your Bearded Dragon superworms at a young age. A guideline is to aim for their food to be no bigger than the size of your Bearded Dragons head.  

Vegetables Bearded Dragons can eat: 

  • Dandelion

  • Acorn squash

  • Artichoke Heart

  • Asparagus (Raw)

  • Bell Peppers (Raw)

  • Bok choy

  • Butternut squash

  • Cabbage (Raw)

  • Celery

  • Chicory

  • Collard greens

  • Cucumber (Peeled)

  • Lentils (Cooked)

  • Endive

  • Carrots (Chop up well or give the peelings to your dragon)

  • Broccoli (Only feed your dragon broccoli occasionally)

  • Lettuce (Does not contain much nutritional value so should not be the only vegetable fed to your dragon) 



  • Okra (Raw)
  • Parsnips

  • Pumpkins

  • Radicchio

  • Spaghetti squash

  • Turnip greens

  • Yams (Raw)

  • Zucchini (Raw)

  • Yellow squash

  • Kale

  • Kohlrabi

  • Mustard greens

Bearded Dragons love Dandelions and they are very beneficial for your bearded dragon to eat! 

  • Apples

  • Apricots

  • Banana

  • Blackberries

  • Kiwi

  • Papaya

  • Blueberries

  • Cherries

  • Cranberries

  • Figs

  • Grapes

  • Melons

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Pineapple

  • Plum

  • Prunes

  • Raisins

  • Strawberries

  • Watermelon

When feeding your Bearded Dragon apples make sure to peel it and cut it up into small pieces

Fruits Bearded Dragons can eat (Ocasionally): 

Bugs Bearded Dragons can eat: 

  • Crickets ( Feed young bearded dragons small crickets and adults large crickets)

  • Superworms (For adult Bearded Dragons only)

  • Mealworms ( These are often not recomended due to their hard chitin shell which are difficult for bearded dragons to digest, but can be fed to your Bearded Dragon every once and a while)

  • Wax worms (Have high fat content so should only be fed a a treat every once and a while)

  • Butterworms (Also have high fat content and should be fed as a treat) 

  • Dubia Roaches ( Very good protein source, have soft shells so small roaches can be fed to baby Bearded Dragons and large ones to Adult Bearded Dragons)

  • Earthworms (Also have hight fat content so should be fed as treat)

  • Fully grown adult Bearded Dragons can aslo eat frozen pinky mice as a treat.  (I would suggest only giving pinky mice as a treat a couple times a year)

Foods to AVOID:

  • Iceberg Lettuce

  • Corn

  • Spinach

  • Fireflys 

  • Avocado

  • Elderberry

  • Tulip

  • Poinsettia

  • Buttercup

  • Hydrangea

  • Water Hemlock

  • Ivy

  • Wild Daffodil

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