Reptiles/Bearded Diet


hi, i just got a sub adult bearded dragon. I would like to know if he eats like an adult or like a juvenile? more greens than insects or is it the other way around? I've tried kale and some collards but he wont eat.

Hello Andres,

At his age, he needs to be eating mostly greens/veggies but if he is around 1 year then you can reduce his insect number to around 50 or so per week.  
He could still grow more so if he is in a growing spurt be careful not to reduce his protein too soon on him.
What is his length & weight?



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I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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