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What meat is safe for bearded dragons?

Bearded dragons are omnivorous reptiles that feed on both plants and animals. It is important to feed them a healthy diet that is well balanced. The best meats for bearded dragons are lean proteins such as lean ground beef, chicken, whitefish, shrimp, mealworms, and crickets.

It is important to cook all of these meats before feeding them to your bearded dragon as they may contain bacteria that is dangerous for your bearded dragon to consume. It is also important to not feed fatty meats such as beef steak or pork chops as these are very difficult to digest and can lead to digestive issues.

Additionally, while a variety of fruits and vegetables are safe to feed to bearded dragons, avoid feeding them foods such as citrus fruits, onions, garlic, and potatoes as these can be toxic. When feeding your bearded dragon, make sure to provide them with a variety of choices to ensure they are receiving a balanced diet.

What kind of meat can my bearded dragon eat?

Your bearded dragon is an omnivore, meaning that they can safely consume both animals and plants. When it comes to meat, your bearded dragon should be eating live food, such as crickets, superworms, silkworms, mealworms, waxworms, roaches, fruit flies and so on.

Many people also give their bearded dragons the occasional treat of cooked, lean meats such as boiled chicken, turkey, or pork. Just make sure to avoid any nutrition-packed “Dragon Diets” and feed your dragon a balanced diet with a variety of calcium-rich insects, like crickets and superworms, as the majority.

It’s best to avoid raw, fatty meats like beef, lamb, and pork, as the high fat content in these meats can cause health issues in your dragon.