Are flies dangerous to bearded dragons?
House flies can be safely consumed by your bearded dragon; however, they offer little to no nutritional value, especially when compared to other much tastier insects. Store bought flies are perfectly safe but wild flies should be avoided if at all possible.
Should bearded dragons eat flies?
So can bearded dragons eat flies? Yes, bearded dragons can eat flies and won’t hurt them at all. However, flies are safe for them to eat, but the problem is that flies are a scavenger. They will eat anything and everything from fresh to spoiled foods.
Can bearded dragons eat dead flies?
Younger dragons need 80% live protein in their diet, while adults only need 20% live protein in their diet; your dragon will never stop needing to eat live bugs. Dead insects do not have nearly as much nutritional value as live insects.
Do Beardies like flies?
Yes, bearded dragons can eat flies. It won’t hurt them. However, flies do not provide adequate nutrition compared to other bugs you can feed to your bearded dragon. Pet store flies are OK, but other flies should not be fed regularly.
Can a bearded dragon eat too many insects?
Try to avoid feeding too many wild-caught insects because your bearded dragon may acquire a taste for that particular insect. This could cause your pet to only want to eat that insect. Once your supply runs out, it could refuse eating anything else.
What’s the best way to feed a bearded dragon?
If you are going to feed your bearded dragon wild-caught insects, it is a good idea to store them in a cricket keeper, or something similar, for a few days and gut load the insects. This will help to increase the nutritional value of the insect prey, and provide better nutritional content to your bearded dragon.
What makes a bearded dragon a cold blooded pet?
As with all members of the lizard family, and unlike more common pets such as dogs or cats, bearded dragons are cold-blooded, meaning their body temperature is reflective of the environment they are in.
Why does a bearded dragon sleep at night?
Like humans, they are also diurnal, meaning they are awake during the day, and will sleep during the night. Bearded dragons also love to eat, which is why, as this article aims to explore, when a bearded dragon’s appetite becomes reduced, can become worrying for many owners.