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What do Lizards eat?

There are many types of lizards and they range in size from very small geckos to large kimono dragons. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the types of lizards that are commonly kept as household pets. There are many types of lizards that can be kept as pets; they make friendly and long-lived companions. Lizards eat a variety of foods depending on the species, so knowing which species of lizard you have is a vital first step when trying to provide proper nutrition.

Pet lizards typically have very different diets than their wild counterparts. Most of the commonly kept pet lizards are insectivores and can be kept alive on insects, but fruits, plants and small animals are also great options for some lizards. For example, a good diet for a bearded dragon might include leafy greens as well as crickets, and even frozen mice. However, if you have a pet Gecko you may want to consider feeding them insects and sweet fruits. Iguanas are different still, and they require a variety of vegetables, greens and fruits in order to meet their nutritional needs.

Lizards have a wide range of dietary needs depending on the type so you have to research your specific lizard species when determining a proper diet. Lizards that will eat frozen feeders include blue-tongue and other omnivorous skinks, bearded dragons, water dragons, many of the geckos, monitors of all types, sailfin lizards, basilisks, and teiids. Large amphibians, such as ornate horned frogs and bullfrogs, will also take frozen mice or frozen rats. To learn more about frozen feeders and reptile ownership, visit our articles section.


 

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