How Often to Feed a Bearded Dragon at Any Age (Baby to Adult)

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the essential factors that determine how often to feed bearded dragons at various stages of their lives. Throughout this article, we will discuss the different types of food suitable for bearded dragons, the importance of balancing their diet, and the feeding frequencies based on their age.

How Often Do Bearded Dragons Eat

Bearded dragons will eat more in the baby and juvenile stages. Because younger bearded dragons are constantly growing and protein is required to aid in that growth, they will have a large appetite for insects. Once they get older they will start to eat more veggies and fewer insects.

Age GroupDiet CompositionFeeding FrequencyInsects per FeedingGreens/Vegetables per Feeding
Hatchling (0-3 months)80% Insects, 20% Greens/Vegetables3-5 times per day5-10Small amount (1-2 teaspoons)
Juvenile (3-12 months)70% Insects, 30% Greens/Vegetables2-3 times per day10-15Moderate amount (2-3 tablespoons)
Sub-Adult (12-18 months)50% Insects, 50% Greens/Vegetables1-2 times per day10-15Generous amount (1/4-1/2 cup)
Adult (18+ months)20% Insects, 80% Greens/Vegetables3-4 times per week5-10Large amount (1/2-1 cup)

How Often to Feed a Baby Bearded Dragon