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What Reptiles Eat

What Reptiles Eat

Green Iguana:

30%-40% of the time; Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Turnip greens, dandelion greens, nasturtium green, Bok Choy, hibiscus leaves, green onions, escarole, carrot tops, parsley, kale, leeks, spinach, chard, beet greens, Chinese cabbage

30%- 40% of the time; green beans, yellow wax beans, zucchini, yellow or crookneck squash, sweet bell peppers, peas, okra, celery, carrot, rabbit pellets, legumes, black beans, pinto beans, sprouts(alfalfa, sunflower, clover, frozen mixed vegetables (thawed to room temperature; carrots, peas, corn, lima beans.

10%-15% of the time; blackberries, mango, papaya, kiwi, peach, blueberries, apple, melon, pear, banana, apricot, cherries, grapes, figs, plums and strawberries.

0% to 4% of the time; Monkey biscuit, tofu, commercial iguana food, meat free dog food.

* Do NOT feed insects!!!

* Do NOT feed cabbage. Cabbage

* Do NOT feed cabbage. Cabbage is high in oxalates which can bind calcium and limit absorption.

The Desert Iguana:

Omnivorous but primarily Herbivorous.  Eats flowers, leaves and buds of the Creosote bush.  Will eat a variety of insects.

Bearded Dragons:

Omnivorous.  Eats salad greens in bite-sized pieces every morning.  Greens include the following:  Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Kale, and pesticide-free dandelion greens.  Mix as many as possible into the salad.  Romaine and red lettuce can be added to the salad for variety. 

Sub adult and adult Dragons can have a small bite of Kiwi, fresh Cranberries, sliced grapes, berries, melon, sweet potato, peas, green beans, squash, or banana.

Introduce new foods one at a time to your Beardy to guard against illness and reaction to new foods. 

Prey Items For Bearded Dragons:

Appropriately sized Crickets, Superworms, mealworms, and Waxworms (Waxies in moderation!)

Hatchlings without appropriate insects will eat the tails and toes of siblings!!!  Make sure you have enough. 

Insects should be no larger than the space between the Dragon's eyes.  Insects should be dusted and gut loaded with powdered supplements such as calcium, vitamins and minerals.  Dust with calcium every third feeding for hatchlings.  Non-breeding dragon adult food can be dusted once or twice per week with calcium.  Deficiencies in calcium may cause tremors and deformities. 

Leopard Geckos

Adults feed 2 to 3 times per week.  Offer no more than can be consumed overnight.  Mealworms and Crickets are the main staple in their diet.  Gut load insects 1 to 2 days prior to feeding.

Wax Worms can be fed once in a while as a treat, or to fatten under weight Geckos.