can I feed bearded dragons beef, chicken, prawns?

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Question by looneyju: can I feed bearded dragons beef, chicken, prawns?
Can I feed our bearded dragons on chicken, prawn and beef?

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6 Responses to can I feed bearded dragons beef, chicken, prawns?

  1. Yes you can feed them beef and chicken but most bearded dragons dont have a tendency to digest fish – prawns in particular. If you want your dragon to be healthy don’t feed it fish

    February 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

  2. Physically speaking, they can eat all three. But having said that, they can (physically speaking) also eat avacado, which will kill them!
    Not a good idea. None of those foods are found in their natural environment, and their bodies are not adapted to digest them.
    Have you ever seen a bearded dragon swallow a cow or go fishing?
    You may, if you like, give VERY small amounts of unsalted, well-rinsed canned chicken of he’s not eating, or chicken baby food in small amounts from the tip of a plastic (not metal) spoon as a very rare treat or again, for nourishment to a sick or under nourished beardie.
    Pinkies (baby mice) are also not recommended, but as long as they’re not live, and your dragon is fully grown, they can also be used as a very occasional treat or to boost calcium in a female after she’s laid eggs.
    Otherwise, just avoid meat. They eat plants and bugs.
    Some links that may help:

    I definitely give you respect for asking before feedin your pet anything that may harm it. :)

    February 19, 2014 at 5:57 am

  3. yes

    February 19, 2014 at 6:36 am

  4. its not a good idea, in the wild a beardie would never eat or come across those things so their digestive system was not made to take those. Think of it this way, Pandas eat a lot of bamboo as their diet but your body was not made to digest bamboo so it makes you sick and messes up your health. We can eat chicken beef and prawns as our diet but a beardie was not ment to eat that so it messes up its health. Also those are too high in fat, heres an awesome nutrition info and chart on beardie foods good and bad, it will tell you what they can eat and why they cant eat certain things

    February 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

  5. I have read that small pieces of cooked chicken are ok, but I would personally never feed my beardie anything like that. They like their crickets and worms, so that’s what they’re going to get for their protein.

    Good Night
    February 19, 2014 at 7:17 am

  6. They will eat most things. That doesn’t mean they should. Animal meat isn’t naturally what they eat, so it can give them severe nutritional problems such as malnutrition. Insects are part of their normal diet. Give them insects.

    February 19, 2014 at 7:48 am

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