How To Make A Bearded Dragon Eat More Veggies

by Florian Ross - Date: 2007-04-16 - Word Count: 307 Share This!

Lizards from Pogona genus are commonly named as Bearded Dragon. They have broad triangular heads and flattened bodies. They reach a manageable average size of about 18-22 inches (46-56 cms). The average weight is about 10-18 ounces (283-510 gm)

The species of Bearded Dragons get their name from a distinctive series of lateral spines (specialized scales) radiating horizontally from the head and base of the tail. As juveniles, they are semi-arboreal. As adults, they are mostly terrestrial, but climb to bask and search for prey.

A common problem many bearded dragons have is when the dragon refuse to eat veggies. This can get very serious and caused many times the death of bearded dragons. Here are a few tips you can use to convince the pet to eat:

- put the crickets in his/her greens. I would also try some supersworms over their greens. If there is a petsupplyplus by you. They sell worms in small qty, it usually work with most dragons. You can also shred something your dragon likes and gradually mix with a lot of greens and vegetables

- Make sure the dragon sees the greens by placing them in a shallow dish-which it can easily see. Pay attention also that the greens are bite-sized.

- Try to attach a big leaf, using a clip. Let the dragon have the fun of tearing it into pieces.

- Start feeding greens from the very first week. Then, it will begin to relish them.

- Set your light timers to turn on the lights an hour before you get out of bed in the morning. When you get up, give your beardie salad. After having basked for an hour, the dragons will be hungry enough to eat the greens.

This should completely solve this problem. Wishing you lots of fun with your dragon!

All the best for you and your dragon(s),

Florian Ross

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Florian Ross is a freelancer and small lizard expert. His Guide on Bearded Dragons is considered the Definitive Ebook on Bearded Dragons. For more tips on raising Bearded Dragons Lizards and having them live 3 times longer, visit

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