So you've got a bearded dragon......

Dragons make a great pet for young and old. They are fun and engaging and wave at you to get your attention.

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear is "How much do I feed my Bearded Dragon?".

Baby and juvenile Beardies will eat 2-3 times a day and generally you can feed them for 10 minutes at a time and then stop. They will eventually stop eating, but they can really put their food away. This might be up to 50 Weanie crickets! A good rule at this age is approx 80% protein and 20% vegies, this will swap when they reach adulthood. The best guide for which size cricket to buy is to purchase ones that are roughly the size of the gap between your pets eyes. Alway offer greens, even if they dont eat much of it as babies. Calcium and vitamin supplements should be added regularly.

Adult bearded Dragons eat less often than the babies and need a larger sized cricket. I would recommend medium crickets or large crickets for a beardy 12 months and up. Offer them live food every couple of days and replace your vegies every day.

Other live foods that you can offer occaisionally are silkworms, mealworms & woodies.