How can I get my bearded dragon to eat more veg

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How can I get my bearded dragon to eat more veg

Postby drakedragon » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:09 am

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So for the first time a few days ago she ate a full dish of collard greens, but since then she hasn't eaten anymore. How can I get her to eat more of them.
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Re: How can I get my bearded dragon to eat more veg

Postby sam121oh » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:09 pm

Try some other types of greens like dandelion greens and mustard greens. Mix them up in a bowl and leave them in the cage. You can also try dusting a little calcium on the greens (Pascal loves the extra flavor and actually licks the calcium off the greens).
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Re: How can I get my bearded dragon to eat more veg

Postby melissapetrie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:33 am

I've had great success with mixing in a few wax worms with the greens. Beardies love them, and will go after them and get a few bites of salad in the process. After a couple times they'll probably just start to eat the salad on its own.
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Re: How can I get my bearded dragon to eat more veg

Postby emleebee » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:47 am

My little girl seems to LOVE mint...mint in itself doesn't have much nutritional value, but it's strong smelling enough that it seems to make her eat the other greens! I've just been doing small pieces of a little bit of mint and mixing it with mostly dandelion greens, and she's actually going for the greens before her carrots and blueberries (her favorite treats, I usually put in a couple of small pieces). Its nice because I just got a bit of mint and that went a long way since I'm only using a small leaf with a larger amount of good greens. Hope it helps!
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Re: How can I get my bearded dragon to eat more veg

Postby unkempt1 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:57 am

melissapetrie wrote:I've had great success with mixing in a few wax worms with the greens. Beardies love them, and will go after them and get a few bites of salad in the process. After a couple times they'll probably just start to eat the salad on its own.


This worked well with my dragon as well. I too used waxworms. I don't know if you did this, but my little trick was to get them wet; they would stick pretty well to the collard greens so it was hard for her not to get a piece of one here and there. :lol:
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