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My daughter wants a bearded dragon as a pet. I've been doing a lot of research on them and it amuses me the similarities between these cute little lizards and myself.

Their diet should consist of high Protein insects and a variety of dark greens.

Okay okay so I'm not eating crickets and roaches...

But things like worms are too high in fat to get daily and should be special treats. They're like cheeseburgers for your dragon.

Veggies should be all the good dark green leafies and not iceberg lettuce. Many dragons don't actually like their veggies but its important part of their diet to stay healthy. Dragons have differing taste buds and you have to give your dragon a variety of veggies to find the ones he prefers and will eat.

fruit can be given too, but only in small amounts. They are also treats.

Here's the real kicker though: bearded dragons need daily Calcium supplements or else they get Metabolic Bone Disease. Their bones become brittle, soft and break. They can lose their teeth and spines become malformed.

They can be pretty darn cute! (Also something I have in common with them. )

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My daughter wants a bearded dragon as a pet. I've been doing a lot of research on them and it amuses me the similarities between these cute little lizards and myself.
Their diet should consist of high Protein insects and a variety of dark greens.
Okay okay so I'm not eating crickets and roaches...
But things like worms are too high in fat to get daily and should be special treats. They're like cheeseburgers for your dragon.
Veggies should be all the good dark green leafies and not iceberg lettuce. Many dragons don't actually like their veggies but its important part of their diet to stay healthy. Dragons have differing taste buds and you have to give your dragon a variety of veggies to find the ones he prefers and will eat.
fruit can be given too, but only in small amounts. They are also treats.
Here's the real kicker though: bearded dragons need daily Calcium supplements or else they get Metabolic Bone Disease. Their bones become brittle, soft and break. They can lose their teeth and spines become malformed.
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We have one too with two kittens. The can teach us so much! 20190617_142443.jpeg

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Hey they are so ugly they are doggone cute! Hey Tomkitten , can Mama get a pet Bearded Dragon? I didn't hear you say NO, did i?😜🐲🐊🐲

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ahhh that bearded dragon is so cute. @SeattleLady for a minute I thought you posted a picture of my cats. I have 2 cats the same colors. The are now 2 years old.

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ahhh that bearded dragon is so cute. [mention=327655]SeattleLady[/mention] for a minute I thought you posted a picture of my cats. I have 2 cats the same colors. The are now 2 years old.
Onxy is 8 months and Boxcar is 11 months. Ovando 2 years (beardie). They are so funny and full of personality. I found Onxy in the tank with Ovando sleep one afternoon.[emoji23]


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Hey , you know spinach has Iron but I'm pretty sure it also has Calcium. And small tender spinach leaves taste pretty goid, or they did back when I could handle salads!

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3 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

Hey , you know spinach has Iron but I'm pretty sure it also has Calcium. And small tender spinach leaves taste pretty goid, or they did back when I could handle salads!

Spinach is actually one of the green leafies that dragons cant have in large amounts.

Its never been one of my favorites. The only way I can tolerate it is at the Indian resturants when I order Saag - which is one of my favorite Indian dishes!

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Well doggone, it seemed a good idea at the time! No I wouldn't want such a cute dude getting sick. The more I look at him, the cuter he gets, I just might demand visiting rights if I lived closer!

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I think you've just invented the "Bearded Dragon Diet for Bariatric Patients"! 🙂🙂

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7 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

I think you've just invented the "Bearded Dragon Diet for Bariatric Patients"! 🙂🙂

Crickets and roaches... I bet that would be a hard no from most!

including me.

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And I want to see our pal out in the garden with a small butterfly net, cricket- hunting ! Quick, to your right, I think I see one! LOL

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2 hours ago, KCgirl061 said:

Crickets and roaches... I bet that would be a hard no from most!

including me.

Yeah hard pass. But the lizard is cute!

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On 6/24/2019 at 12:20 PM, KCgirl061 said:

Crickets and roaches... I bet that would be a hard no from most!

including me.

The same sorts of principles apply to possums in their diet, but scaled up. chicken (including bones), eggs, veggies, some fruit (not too much), and Calcium supplements. Maybe an occasional whole dead mouse if you can get one.

Of course, it’s all raw. But, I’m sure it would be just fine! Nothing tastes as good as thin feels, amirite?!

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