Q: How much of my dragon’s diet should be veggies and how much should be bugs?

A: We feed babies at a ratio of 90% crickets/phoenix worms/baby silkworms and 10% leafy greens. Once the dragon reaches 16″ in total length, we gradually start adding shredded squash, thin fresh greens beans and other foods. There is a Food Chart on our site at www.fireandicedragons.com which indicates what kinds of foods to feed a subadult or adult dragon and how often. Bearded dragons have a daily dietary requirement of 2:1 calcium to phosphorous. Keep the calcium to phosphorous ratio in mind when selecting foods for your dragon.