Although most of your bearded dragon’s diet should be vegetables and live food like roaches or calcium-dusted crickets, these scaly critters will love a reptile snack or two on a rare occasion. Here are a few fun things to offer your beardie as a treat, according to VCA Animal Hospitals:
- Wax worms
- Pinkie mice
- Dandelion flowers
Keep in mind that, just like your own meals, a bearded dragon diet should never be based on treats and snacks. These foods don’t offer the nutrients your scaly friend needs — especially baby bearded dragons, who need nutritious food to keep growing.
However, snacks are a fun part of bearded dragon care because they give you a chance to train your beardie. That’s right: These clever climbers can learn tricks! Your bearded dragon can use a litter box, walk on a leash, come when you call their name, and more — and the training process is much easier when you offer treats as a reward.