Bearded Dragon Care - This video will discuss bearded dragon care and show how to feed a bearded dragon.
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I’m Holly Friedland, program director of the Midatlantic Reptile Show, and this is how to care for a bearded dragon. Now, we’re gonna talk about feeding your bearded dragon. If you get a bearded dragon as a baby, they only eat insects, and as they get older, you can incorporate more foods into their diet. There are commercial pellet foods that are available that you can soak them in water and then mix them in, but really, a natural diet is best. And that is a mixture of protein and vegetables, so you can make a salad out of chopped up vegetables, the best vegetables to use are ones that have a high calcium to phosphorous ratio and those are colored greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, and you can mix things in. Bearded dragons, like a lot of lizards that are vegetarian like the colors of yellow and red, so if you put shredded carrots in or shredded sweet potatoes and mix that in that will attract them to eat this stuff that’s better for them which is the high in calcium greens. Also, they’ll eat a variety of insects, and some of them as they get older will even eat small rodents. They can eat crickets, meal worms, super worms, wax worms, any kind of commercially sold bugs that also silk works are available and you can feed them about 3- 5 times a week of each of the things. Usually we feed vegetables every other day and then protein every other day, and that way they get a good mixture. And you’ll wanna add calcium powder to their vegetables and also to their crickets when you feed them. And once a week, you can give them a regular general vitamin. And that’s feeding your bearded dragon, next we’re going to talk about how to troubleshoot problems with your bearded dragon.