Baby Bearded Dragon Diet Quick Tips
Expect to be feeding your baby beardies a lot. Once your baby beardies become active they will develop quite an appetite.
You should be feeding them 2-3 times a day. If possible, its best to feed in a separate feeding bin or tank.
Not only will this keep your baby bearded dragons cage clean, you will also be able to monitor the amount of food eaten.
adult and baby pogona vitticeps diets are about the same. The only real difference in the size of the food. As a rule of thumb, the insect you feed should never be longer than the space between the beardies eyes.
You may feed your baby dragon small roaches, crickets, wax worms, silk worms, etc,.
A more extensive list of common Bearded Dragon Food can be found here.
It’s important that your baby bearded dragon diet provides all the nutrients they need to grow. In order to do this there are two thing we need to know about feeding insects.
First, always “Gut Load’ your feeder insects before feeding them to your dragon. “Gut Loading” is the term use for feeding “feeder insect” with nutrient rich greens before feeding them to your bearded dragon.
Baby beardies may not go for greens, (veggies, fruits, green) until later on.
Although its important to Keep fresh greens in their tank at all times just in case they do. By loading their bellies with greens first, than feeding them to your dragon, your beardie will get a better balanced meal.
Baby Bearded Dragon Diet Tip :Gut Loading meal worms before feeding to baby bearded dragon
Second, calcium coat insects. As Babies, beardies need at least one of three insect meals to be coated. There are two ways to accomplish this.
One method is to put a handful of gut loaded insects into a small baggy along with a powdered calcium supplement.
Shake them around for a bit, insuring that the insects are coated in calcium. Another method is to simply line the bottom of your feeding dish with powdered calcium. Then throw your crickets, roaches or what ever insects on to dish.
As far as what greens to feed your baby pogona vitticeps. Almost anything is okay, besides Lettuce and other veggies high in fiber. Lettuce binds to calcium and doesn’t allow your beardie to absorb this important nutrient.
Commonly feed greens include; Kale, Parsley,Apples, grapes.
Baby Bearded dragons need to remain hydrated. This can be done by spray misting your beardies a little in their cage or tank. A small water “dish” not “Bowl”.
A water bowl can be potentially deadly to your baby beardie. A water Dish needs to be extremely shallow. If your baby beardie walks across the water dish, the water level should not go past its ankles.
A water dish not only provides a drinking space, but also keeps the humidity up in the tank. Humidity may only be an issue in the winter months or areas where levels can drop below 50%.
As part of every day Dragon cage maintenance remove any left overs. Scraps or secretions should be cleared out of tank. Never leave any feeder insects over night.
Although it may seem like a good idea, in case your baby bearded dragon gets hungry later, Its not.
The feeder insect will pollute the tank. In some cased it may even bite or nibble on your baby dragon. Injuries like this can result in diseases or infects .
Baby bearded dragon diet plans may seem complicated but they are not. Remember to follow these tips.
Baby Pogona Dragon Diet Tips!
Keep greens available
never feed lettuce or other high fiber veggies
Gut Load insect before feeding to your baby bearded dragon
Calcium Coat insects for 1 feeding a day
Remove any left overs, Keep your baby bearded dragon cage clean