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At what age can I stop feeding my bearded dragon live

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At what age can I stop feeding my bearded dragon live crickets without negatively affecting his diet? He is about 6 months of age.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in reptiles. I'll be happy to answer your question today. Bearded dragons need some live prey throughout their lives. A young beardie like yours should have 80% prey insects and 20% fresh greens. By age two, he will need 80% greens and 20% prey, but he will always need live prey to stay healthy. If you have a problem with the crickets, you can also feed silk worms (NOT meal worms or super worms). Silk worms usually have to be mail ordered because most pet stores don't sell them. If you're interested in that, let me know and I can give you contact information to order them. For reliable information on feeding, I recommend this site: If you have more questions, let me know in a REPLY. I hope this information helps.