Bearded Dragons/Quantity of food to feed adult bearded dragon
Expert: Joe - 7/10/2013
Question How much food should an adult bearded dragon eat on a dialy basis? I am wondering about quantity? I am taking care of my daughters adult bearded dragon (1.5 years old) for a month and want to know so I will know if it is not eating/eating too much/etc. She told me to feed it crickets 2 times per week, greens daily, and fruit/vegetables 1-2 times per week. I don't know how MUCH is the appropriate amount??? I just put a little dish with cut up peaches and raspberries in the tank and it barely ate any of them. I cut the raspberries in half and diced the peaches into small cubes (less than a cm in diameter). The dish probably holds 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup and her bearded dragon ate just a layer from the top. Will it keep eating it all day? Should I leave the fruit in there until tomorrow? What quantity of food does it need? Please advise...
Answer Hey there, when it comes to crickets I would have to say about a dozen to two dozen. On that twice a week scale. The veggies and fruit should be changed daily to avoid the rotten food. Assuming your bearded dragon is about max size then he or she should not have a problem eating around 2 dozen crickets in a sitting.
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