feed exotic lizards

Exotic lizards make great pets. Depending on the reptiles for sale you prefer, you don’t even need much experience to own one for the first time. They provide a fun challenge to their owners and constantly surprise with their agility and personality. When it comes to their diet, however, not all lizards are alike. Their preferences and frequency can vary depending on size, age, and type. xyzReptiles offers a variety of exotic lizards for sale in great health. With the right diet, these healthy reptiles will live a long, happy  life.

Feeding Iguanas

The Blue Iguana is mostly a herbivore and relies mainly on flowers, fruit, and other plants. It’s not impossible to see a Blue Iguana eating different protein like crabs, fungi, or slugs; but it is rare. As babies, iguanas must be fed daily and misted each morning to encourage their appetite. The early stage is when including variety in their diet is important. Doing so will improve their development and help them grow properly. Also, remember that although it is possible for an iguana to develop a taste for common household snacks, resist the urge to feed them anything but dark leafy greens and fruit.

Feeding Bearded Dragons

Bearded Dragons have a more balanced diet that consists of both animals and plants. Their ratio, however, changes as they get older. When they’re young, beardies need more bugs than plants (about 80/20, respectively). By the time they’re adults, their dietary needs shift and become more plant-based than bugs and insects (80/20 respectively). Don’t be surprised if your beardie doesn’t take to vegetables right away. Continue insisting so that you help build a varied diet for your pet. Take note that when these exotic lizards are young, they may confuse substrate for food and accidentally ingest some. Because of this, you’ll want to feed the young ones away from substrate, possibly in a separate enclosure.

Feeding Geckos

The Leopard Gecko is all about the insects. You won’t have to worry about getting it any veggies or plants, just meal worms and crickets. Keep their feed small, avoiding mice, and give it a boost with a method called gut loading. This is a process where you give the insects a nutritious powdered diet before feeding it to you Leopard. There is another method called dusting where you take the insects and coat them with a dusting powder. These supplements are easy to give to your gecko and it will willingly lick up as much as its body needs.

Find These Exotic Lizards For Sale

With so many lizards for sale online, you should choose a trusted source that lets you buy lizards online with the confidence that they’re healthy and will exceed expectations. xyzReptiles has been the source for lizards for sale, including many types or rare and exotic lizards, for years. If you’re looking to buy lizards online, browse our selection and have it shipped to you safely.

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