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Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 1:33 pm
by Gingerofthenight
Im thinking of giving my beardie a fish as a treat but i know you have to be careful with it. The beardie is about 8 months old and 17 inches long and i'm thinking of feeding him an extremely tiny less than an inch long guppy. Thoughts? because i've heard this could be dangerous
EDIT: he didn't want it so nevermind

Re: Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 1:54 pm
by Gingerofthenight
He wouldn't eat it so nevermind!

Re: Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:09 pm
by Hydrogod86
You just have to be careful of parasites.

Re: Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:18 am
by Colbycheese
Fish are friends, not food after all

Re: Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:14 pm
by HippieLizards
Colbycheese wrote:Fish are friends, not food after all

Indeed, has finding nemo not taught us that enough? :lol:

But Being a guppy and beardie owner myself I honestly would highly advise against feeding a Beardie something like that though. There would be risk of choking, risk of infection, and risk of parasites especially.

To treat them I'd say give them some banana or a nice hornworm. They'll love that much much more, trust me. :)

Re: Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:57 pm
by kingofnobbys
I know for a fact eastern water skinks and eastern water dragons like to catch small fish in the wild (and will do the same in there tanks if they have small aquarium in one end of their tank stocked with small fish and small shrimp, they like shrimp too).

I've seen wild water skinks and water dragons dive and come up with a small shrimp or fish in their jaws that are promptly bashed up / softened and then chewed and eaten.

I don't see any issue with offering small fresh uncooked fish to a bearded dragon. Excellent source of vitamins and calcium and protein.

Re: Feeding beardeds fish?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:26 am
by HippieLizards
Hm, Interesting, But what if the fish was carrying any diseases? Would that possibly transfer to the Beardie? And would you feed it whole? Otherwise, I think it would be difficult to make a filet out of a guppy. Lol

I still just on the cautious side of things say not to, but whatever floats your boat.