How to feed an adult bearded dragon?
In the natural, breaded dragon is mainly found and live in the hot, dry desert of central Australia. Breaded dragons are usually quite easy to feed, they can eat from a bowl or from your hand as well. It is a good idea to establish a feeding routine for your bearded dragon and then they will wait until feeding time.
For different age of life, breaded dragon requires their different diets. Normally, a baby bearded dragon will need to be fed more smaller meals than an adult breaded dragon.
When is a bearded dragon turn to an adult?
A bearded dragon will usually start the adult diet regime from 12 to 18 months. In this stage of life, a bearded dragon will completely grow. Therefore, in this period, you should change your bearded dragon’s diet from providing a large nutrient and feed them several times a day to feed less frequently. The ratio of nutrients and food will be changed as well.
Adult bearded dragon food
When your bearded dragon becomes an adult, if they are not in pregnancy, their feeding time also should be less than before. An adult bearded dragon requires a flexible diet between insects and vegetables. A diet with more vegetables, fruit and fewer insects will be better for them because, in a captivity environment, your dragon will have a chance to become obese easily.
The best ratio for an adult should be 20% of insects and 80% of vegetables. You can buy some dark greens vegetables such as watercress and kale for them. Besides, keep an eye on their growth rate and adjust ratio and amount of food to avoid obesity.
Note: Never use the best substrate for bearded dragons as a food dish which can cause some bad effects to your pet.
Instead of a diet, you also should provide vitamin and calcium for your adult bearded dragon. With an adult, receiving vitamin and calcium/D3 supplement once a week is better for them.