Bearded Dragon Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about bearded dragons? No problem! We have made a list of all the most common bearded dragon questions and have answered them on this page.



What do bearded dragons eat?

Bearded dragons are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and insects. They have a fairly wide diet and can eat most things. However, it's recommended to view our bearded dragon diet Learn more about the bearded dragon's diet. page for more information.

Can you overfeed a bearded dragon?

Yes, bearded dragons can be overfed. Generally pet dragons are overfed fatty insects (such as worms) which causes the dragon to gain too much weigh. We recommend reading our diet page more details on how much to feed bearded dragons Learn what to feed bearded dragons..

Can bearded dragons eat apples?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat apple regularly as long as the apple is peeled and cut into the right sizes for your bearded dragon to eat. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits that bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat bananas?

Bearded dragons can eat bananas, but you should only feed them a banana rarely. Feeding your dragon bananas too often can make your dragon sick. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits that bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat blueberries?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat blueberries. Just be sure to give your dragon fresh washed blueberries to eat (unwashed or frozen blueberries contain preservatives or pesticides which can make your dragon ill). Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits that bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat broccoli?

Bearded dragons can eat broccoli. However, you should not feed broccoli to your bearded dragon too often because it can make him/her ill. Also, you only want to feed raw broccoli to your dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat cabbage?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat both green cabbage and red cabbage. Make sure the cabbage is raw and washed before giving it to your dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat carrots?

Bearded dragons can eat carrots, however they are high in Vitamin A which can cause vitamin A toxicity Learn more about vitamin A overdose in bearded dragons. if your bearded dragon is also receiving vitamin A supplements. So if your beardie's diet consists of many vitamin A rich foods (like carrots), you will need to closely monitor the amount of vitamin A supplements you give to him/her. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat celery?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat raw celery (both the stalks and the leaves). You will need to finely chop the celery before you feed it to your dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat chicken?

Feeding cooked chicken to your bearded dragon is questionable and has yet to be researched for overall dragon health. It is recommended to avoid feeding chicken to your bearded dragon.

Can bearded dragons eat cilantro?

Yes, cilantro is safe for bearded dragons to eat. Make sure it is fresh and washed before serving it. Please visit our diet page for a list of other plants bearded dragons can eat Learn what plants are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat corn?

Bearded dragons can eat corn, however it is not recommended to feed your dragon corn too regularly. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

 

Can bearded dragons eat cucumber?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat cucumbers as long as they are peeled. However, cucumbers offer poor nutritional value as they are mostly water. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat dandelions?

Yes, dandelions are extremely healthy for bearded dragons to eat. You can feed this to your dragon daily to keep him/her healthy. Please visit our diet page for a list of other plants bearded dragons can eat Learn what plants are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat earthworms?

Yes, you can feed earthworms to bearded dragons as long as they are not bait worms or worms you found yourself. Remember, worms are fatty so only feed these as a treat to adult dragons. Please visit our diet page for a list of other bugs bearded dragons can eat Learn what bugs are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat fish?

Not enough research has been done to prove if feeding fish to a bearded dragon is safe or healthy. Because of this we don't recommend it.

Can bearded dragons eat fruit?

Yes, bearded dragons love eating fruit. Just make sure that the fruit is fresh and has been washed to remove any pesticides. Please visit our diet page for a list of safe fruit for bearded dragons to eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat grapes?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat both grapes and grape leaves. Just make sure they are cleaned before feeding them to your dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat grasshoppers?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat grasshoppers and crickets. However, you do not want to feed a bearded dragon any insect that you have caught yourself because they can have parasites within them that can be harmful for bearded dragons. Please visit our diet page for a list of other insects bearded dragons can eat Learn what bugs are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat green beans?

Yes, it is safe to feed your bearded dragon green beans. In fact, a dragon can eat both the beans and the leaves. Remember to wash the food off before feeding it to a dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat kale?

Yes, kale is safe to feed to bearded dragons. Make sure the kale is washed and fresh before giving it to a dragon to eat. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat lettuce?

Bearded dragons can eat lettuce, but it is not recommended because lettuce has zero nutritional value for bearded dragons. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat mealworms?

Mealworms can be eaten by bearded dragons, but they are not recommended. Mealworms have a very hard chitin shell which is very difficult for dragons to digest. Please visit our diet page for a list of other insects bearded dragons can eat Learn what bugs are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat mice?

Not enough research has been done to see if bearded dragons can safely eat baby mice. Therefore, it is not recommended to feed a dragon mice. Please visit our diet page for a list of other unsafe foods for bearded dragons Learn what other foods are unsafe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat mushrooms?

It is not recommended to feed mushrooms to bearded dragons because various mushrooms are highly toxic and lethal for beardies. Please visit our diet page for a list of other dangerous foods for bearded dragons Learn what other foods are unsafe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat oranges?

There are some oranges that bearded dragons can eat (such as Mandarin and Navel oranges), however it is best to avoid oranges and other citric fruit. Please visit our diet page for a list of other foods bearded dragons shouldn't eat Learn what other foods are unsafe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat parsley?

Bearded dragons can eat parsley, but only occasionally. Don't overfeed parsley to a dragon and make sure it is fresh and washed before feeding. Please visit our diet page for a list of other plants bearded dragons can eat Learn what plants are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat peaches?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat peaches. Make sure the peaches are raw/fresh and are cut to the right size for your dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits that bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat pineapple?

Bearded dragons can eat both fresh and canned pineapple. Of course, you will need to make sure the pineapple is cut into small enough pieces before feeding. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat plums?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat plums. You will need to wash and cut the plum before feeding it to a dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits that bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat romaine lettuce?

Bearded dragons can eat romaine lettuce, but it is not recommended because any type of lettuce has zero nutritional value for bearded dragons. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat spiders?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat spiders, however some spiders are toxic to eat and other spiders may have parasites so it's generally not recommended. Please visit our diet page for a list of other foods to avoid feeding bearded dragons Learn what other foods are unsafe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat spinach?

Bearded dragons can eat spinach but it is not recommended since calcium binds to spinach which can cause nutrition issues. Please visit our diet page for a list of other vegetables bearded dragons can eat Learn what vegetables are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat stink bugs?

No, it is not recommended to feed stink bugs to bearded dragons. Stink bugs are highly pesticide resistant and could be carrying pesticide on their body which could be toxic for bearded dragons. Please visit our diet page for a list of bugs that bearded dragons can eat Learn what bugs are safe for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat strawberries?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat fresh strawberries. Just make sure they are washed and cut to the right size before feeding. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat tomatoes?

Bearded dragons can eat tomatoes, but only every now and then. Too many tomatoes can make your bearded dragon ill. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons eat watermelon?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat watermelon and other melons as well. Just make sure you cut the watermelon into small enough pieces for the dragon. Please visit our diet page for a list of other fruits bearded dragons can eat Learn safe fruits for bearded dragons to eat..

Can bearded dragons hear?

Yes, bearded dragons can hear - and they can hear very well. They are also extremely sensitive to vibrations and will usually be able to detect someone's movement.

Can bearded dragons see color?

Yes, bearded dragons have very useful vision to hunt for food. They can see full color, however their depth perception is bad since their eyes are on the sides of their head (causing them to run into things).

 

Can bearded dragons swim?

Yes, bearded dragons can swim. Some dragons are actually very good swimmers. However, it is a life/death scenario for your dragon so always monitor it when he/she is swimming and don't purposefully force your dragon to swim.

Do bearded dragons bite?

Yes, bearded dragons can bite whenever they feel threatened or are in a bad mood. Be careful because their bites can hurt and can sometimes draw blood.

Do bearded dragons carry salmonella?

Yes, all lizards carry salmonella. Keep in mind though, you have a better risk of getting salmonella from handling eggs at the supermarket than you do from your bearded dragon. However, it is still considered smart to wash your hands before and after handling a bearded dragon.

Do bearded dragons climb?

Yes, bearded dragons are avid climbers and often climb rocks and trees in nature. You should make sure your dragon has a place to climb inside of his/her tank.

Do bearded dragons have teeth?

Yes, bearded dragon have teeth. Their front teeth are used for biting and tearing their prey and will fall out regularly. Their side teeth are used for eating plants and are permanent.

Do bearded dragons hibernate?

Yes, in the wild bearded dragons will go through brumation< which is a semi-hibernation phase. As pets, most bearded dragons will go through a brumation cycle Learn more about the bearded dragon's brumation cycle., but some may not. It is mostly dependant on the hormones within your dragon and the environment he/she is in.

Do bearded dragons lose their tails?

No, bearded dragons do not lose their tails. They are unable to re-grow any part of their body, so if they lose their tail, it is not coming back.

Do bearded dragons shed?

Yes, bearded dragons will occasionally shed their skin. Young dragons will frequently shed their skin as they grow, while adult dragons will shed Learn more about bearded dragon shedding. a couple times per year.

Do bearded dragons smell?

Generally bearded dragons do not smell if they are kept clean. However, if they are not properly maintained then they can begin to develop an unpleasant odor.

What are bearded dragons predators?

Bearded dragon's predators include birds, large snakes, bigger lizards, and dogs.

Do bearded dragons make good pets?

Yes, bearded dragons make great pets Learn why bearded dragons make great pets.. They are easy to maintain, gentle, and don't take up much space.

How much are bearded dragons?

The cost of a bearded dragon Learn how much bearded dragons cost. depends on its age and color. You can normally get bearded dragons for $60-$100, but you can also find them for free in the classifieds or can pay up to $1,200.00 for rare colors from selective breeders.

How much are baby bearded dragons?

Baby bearded dragons are generally cheaper than adult bearded dragons. Baby bearded dragons cost Learn how much bearded dragons cost. anywhere from $30-$60.

Where can I get a bearded dragon?

You can get bearded dragons from local pet stores, breeders, and sometimes you can even find bearded dragons in classified ads or on craigslist.

How big does a bearded dragon tank need to be?

The size of a bearded dragons tank Learn how big of a tank bearded dragons need. depends on how large your bearded dragon is. Most dragons will be happy in a 75 gallon tank when they are full grown, however very large dragons may require larger tanks.

How to make a bearded dragon vivarium?

To make a pleasant vivarium Learn how to create an ideal habitat for bearded dragons. for your bearded dragon, you will need to get the proper bearded dragon supplies See all the supplies you need to keep a bearded dragon as a pet..

How long do bearded dragons live?

The average life span of bearded dragons Learn how long bearded dragons live on average. depends on it's diet, health, and stress. Normal bearded dragons will live to be 8-12 years old.

How big do bearded dragons get?

The size of a bearded dragon Learn how big bearded dragons normally get. is dependant on its diet and habitat. Under ideal circumstances a bearded dragon will normally reach 18-22 inches.

Can bearded dragons live together?

Bearded dragons do well living with each other when they are young, however adult bearded dragons do best apart. Sometimes females will live together without any issues but males need to be alone.

Can bearded dragons live with other lizards?

Bearded dragons should never live with any other types of lizard. Even if the lizards are not aggressive towards each other, the bacteria that may be normal to one could be lethal to the other.