Feeding your lizard

The diet of lizards will differ depending on where they are from. Lizards like iguanas are herbivorous, eating plants and leaves; other lizards like the Bearded Dragon eat insects when they are young and developing but change to a diet with more salad and greens as they mature. Many of the large lizards like the Monitors are omnivorous which means that they eat meat, eggs, fish, insects and leaves.

In the wild a lizard would eat whatever types of insects he could catch, depending on the season. In captivity you will have to buy live insects for him to eat.

This episode is taken from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis and provides information to help you understand more about the health and welfare of your lizard

Select this link to read more information about the health and welfare of your lizard.