There are many different types of food to feed to your
carnivorous lizards. Listed here are
a few of the main choices.
Crickets are the main food source for carnivorous
lizards, and the main meat source for omnivorous
lizards. Since crickets are going to be the
most commonly eaten food, it is important to make sure
that they are nutritionally loaded before feeding your
lizards. In the crickets enclosure,
feed them fruits and vegetables with high nutritional
value. You should also dust the crickets with a multi-vitamin
supplement. When feeding lizards crickets,
drop them into your lizards habitat and let them run
free. You want to encourage your lizards to hunt normally,
and not get into the habit of waiting for you to hand
feed them. You should not place more crickets than your
lizard will normally eat into the habitat at once. Each
and every day you should check under all the items in
the habitat and take out the excess crickets, and all
the half eaten carcasses. Crickets tend to decompose
very quickly, and dead crickets are a health concern
to your lizards. Put a small piece
of fruit in the habitat for the crickets to eat. Crickets
also tend to drown in the smallest amounts of water.
Due to this, you should place an item in the middle
of your lizards water dish, so crickets can escape a
Mice and other Rodents
You should always use frozen
prey when feeding rodents to lizards. Live rodents
can be especially vicious when threatened, and can actually
kill your lizards. Read this article on Feeding
Lizards Frozen Prey to learn more about the proper
methods for using frozen rodents.
Lizards will occasionally eat fish in the wild. You
should only feed your lizards freshwater fish as saltwater
fish have an extraordinarily high salt content. Learn
more about feeding lizards Freshwater
Fish with our article.
Certain kinds of worms, like mealworms,
are common secondary food for carnivorous lizards.
Some lizards will also eat the common earthworm or larvae
found in your garden. Use rubber tipped tongs to feed
earthworms to your lizard, as worms that are let loose
will eventually bury themselves in the substrate. Smaller
worms like mealworms
or butterworms can be placed in a shallow dish. Make
sure the dish has an edge on it to prevent the worms
from crawling out.