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What Should You Feed a Hungry Leopard Gecko or Bearded Dragon?

Posted by Crickets Direct on 7/8/2014

When you have a dog or a cat for a pet, it’s pretty easy to figure out the best diet for them. Food and experts abound. When your pet is an Asian lizard or another less common pet, it can be more difficult to figure out which foods are the best. Here is a look at two of these pets, and what to feed them:

Leopard Geckos

These geckos are popular pets today and come in a huge variety of colors. They make great pets because they are docile and easy to care for. The geckos don’t require a big living space and are very content to live as a pet.

These charming little creatures enjoy a varied diet of crickets, mealworms, and wax worms. There are some advantages for you, as the caretaker, to mixing things up a bit. Active crickets give the gecko a chance to pursue their prey. Mealworms are much easier to store. Your leopard gecko will also appreciate the balanced menu of nutrients. You should also keep protein powder available.

Just be sure that you don’t leave uneaten, live crickets with your gecko. The crickets may choose to nibble on your pet!

Bearded Dragons

It is thought that bearded dragons originate from Australia. However, these lizards have been bred in captivity for many years at this point. These lizards are omnivores, so a healthy diet will include both plants and animals, although animals constitute a majority of the diet. Provide your bearded dragon with a selection of fruits and vegetables, such as:


·Bok choy


·Dandelion greens



·Turnip greens

These plant foods will be tasty for your dragon, but what it really needs are insects. Crickets may be the best choice. A bearded dragon will enjoy the chase for its food and crickets contain both moisture and protein for the lizard. Once again, provide some food for the crickets and don’t leave them unattended, or they may choose to begin dining on your bearded dragon. The addition of calcium powder and other supplements will round out the diet nicely.

Are you looking for a pet that is less ordinary? Choose a leopard gecko or a bearded dragon. Then stock up on the crickets!

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