To Feed A Dragon

We’ve had our bearded dragon, Moxley, for just over a week now.

Last post, I shared how we gave him a bath. He’s become quite mellow during bath time and often closes his eyes and sleeps for the whole 20 minute soak! Next thing you know he’ll be wanting a book read in the bath tub. (Let’s not give him any ideas.)

We’ve been doing a lot of research on what bearded dragons eat. The kids have even been bringing home books from the school library and my oldest spends her computer time at school searching for information about bearded dragons.

We’ve found some really great resources over at the beardeddragon.org site.

Mostly right now, we feed Moxley about every other day. We give him about a dozen crickets and some veggies. Because our dragon is suffering from calcuim deficency we have been both spraying on the liquid calcium and powdering our crickets with calcium. It’s like preparing a chicken dinner on Sunday. First we gut feed the crickets with calcium, then we bath them in it, and lastly we coat them with it using the “shake and bake” method. Only we don’t bake them.

Moxley likes his crickets raw and alive.

He’s a lot like his young care takers. He turns his dragon snout up at the sight of veggies.

And he’s such a baby. We feed him squash, green beans, sweet potatoes, and peas from a baby food jar.

Although you can see from the picture above, he tried to use his water bowl for a swimming pool chasing the crickets and got his mat all wet.

With his tummy full, he usually lies under the light and basks in the heat for an afternoon nap.

And for a special treat… we give him worms.  They’re like giving candy to a baby for a bearded dragon.

Could you image a meal of crickets, super worms, and veggies?

EEWWWW!

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Daughter of a dairy farmer, this crafty mom has a heart for all things handmade. When she's not writing or crafting, you can find her creating memories with her family.

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