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Easy Bearded Dragon Feeding

Known for being gentle and sociable lizards, the bearded dragons of the semi and rocky deserts of Australia are fast rising as domesticated pets. They are also easy to care for and were seen to have high rate of domestication success. For breeders, it is important that their needs to be met not only for survival but so they will reproduce. First and foremost, it will still be the correct bearded dragon feeding routine.

While bearded dragons are known to be easy to care for, there are still feeding and nutritional demands; if these are met, it will make these pets have a healthier, longer life. Fecundity or reproductive capacity also improves, thus allowing a pet owner to breed new generations. Such can, in fact, be seriously pursued as an interest or for profit. Meeting the normal standards followed in bearded dragon feeding can prevent diseases from an afflicting the breeds.

Pogona vitticeps, the scientific name, are omnivorous because they originated from a habitat that is a characteristically hostile having very little for and water sources. That makes them easy to care for. Keeping them in captivity with a prospect of breeding, however, necessitate providing them with top quality feeds to improve their fecundity. Baby bearded dragons feed more on  insects. A good balance of insects : vegetable  ratio is 80 percent : 20 percent for beardies two to four months old. Shifting to more vegetables can be manipulated as they grow to maturity. Food deficiency triggers them to nip the nails and toes of the other bearded dragons.

A balanced bearded dragon feeding consists of about 20 percent green leafy vegetables. Flowers and fruits may be included in small quantities and must be sliced up into small pieces. Legumes, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples and rolled oats are some of the good food that can be included in their feeding regime. Mix their food well so that the animals will not selectively eat only their favorites;hence, making them susceptible to certain nutrient deficiencies. Meanwhile, the feeder insects should be mixed with supplements like calcium to fortify the feeds. Ease can exercised for more comfort and precise preparation by using commercial feeds. It is equally paramount that one be familiar with the feeding don'ts.

The bearded dragon feeding regime is not really hard, but needs familiarization with procedures to succeed.


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