Bearded dragons are big fans of insects, in fact, they would eat them all day long if they could.
However, they can only eat insects that have been specially bred to be fed to reptiles. These can be purchased from good pet stores or online from specialist sites. Wild insects should not be fed to captive bearded dragons as there is no knowing what parasites they may be containing.
Bred insects can also be gut loaded with other foods that are good for bearded dragons so that the beardie gets a good dose of nutrients that are beneficial for them. This is a good way of feeding them veggies and fruits that they may not be that keen on eating if they were fed them individually.
All you need to do is to put the veggie or fruit in the tub of insects and wait for them to consume it. Once it has been consumed sufficiently, the insects can then be fed to a bearded dragon.
Don’t feed them all at once.
Do also be aware that not all insects are the same and some are actually bad for a bearded dragon.
So what insects can bearded dragons actually consume?
What insects can bearded dragons eat?
The insects that bearded dragons can eat are as follows;