If you are a lizard keeper, finding how to feed them correctly is definitely what you should do to keep them live healthily. But there are varieties of lizard species are available, state clearly what to feed them is not an easy task. This article below will help you figure out.
What types of lizard did you have?
Different types of lizards eat different types of food. The first thing you should do is figure out what is your lizard specie by looking at its physical characteristics. And then define what types of food they should eat and how much they can eat.
Some lizards are carnivores, some are herbivorous and some of them also are omnivorous.
Lizards are carnivores
A representative of this type is the leopard gecko. Leopard geckos are carnivores that mean they do not eat vegetables. The best food for leopard geckos is insects. You can easily buy live crickets at any animal shop. Some insect larvae such as super mealworms and wax worms also provide your lizard nutrients.
Note that only buying insects that match the size with your lizards. Before feeding them, you will need to dust supplement powder to the insert to help your pet get enough calcium and vitamin D3.
Lizards are omnivores
The most common species of this type is the bearded dragon. The best foods for bearded dragons are fresh produce and live insects daily. Omnivores lizard can eat quite a lot of common vegetables such as leafy greens, carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, cucumber, broccoli, etc.
Some insects such as fireflies are not the best food for bearded dragons like some people thinking because they are poisonous to your pet.
Lizards are herbivorous
Vegetarians are easier than others to meet their requirements for dietary. You should chop and mix their salads before feeding them. Providing some vegetables that are rich in nutrients such as broccoli, blueberries, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.