Can bearded dragons eat wax worms?

A lot of reptile sites say that they should be avoided because they are high in fat and don’t have good nutrition but then I read in a book I have that they are great to feed them because they have a good amount of fat and calcium. Now I am confused. Can they eat these worms or not? 

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July 18, 2020 12:58 AM

They are considered treat food because they are high in fat so giving them a few mixed in with their food every other day is fine. You just don't want to overdue it and make them pack on the pounds.

July 22, 2020 12:06 AM

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Yeah they can eat meal worms too you just don't want to over do it with adults. I like to give my dragons 2 to 3 worms each with their meal. They are full grown so this is not a lot.

July 25, 2020 1:53 AM

Mine actually hates them! I don't know why. It seems like my dragon is the only one who refuses them. He will eat meal worms now and then but does not want to be mothered with wax worms at all.

July 25, 2020 2:10 AM

I always heard not to feed them because they can harbor a parasite that can cause digestive issues. I don't know if this is true or not but it is worth mentioning given the topic.

July 27, 2020 1:19 AM

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Yeah they can but just never over do it. They are very fattening. I have seen some overweight dragons before and their diet was high in wax worms.

July 28, 2020 3:18 AM

Yeah, they can eat most worms offer at pet shops. They tend to be high in fat which is bad but their calcium content is great for dragons so adding them into their diet is a good idea in my book.

July 29, 2020 1:27 AM

Yeah but not all of them enjoy it. It is better to feed juvenile dragons wax worms rather than adults as they are growing and the fat content and calcium are good for them.

July 31, 2020 2:34 AM

They can, but don't overdo it.


As mentioned, they are very fatty and should only be given as a treat. Think chocolate for humans.

August 5, 2020 11:41 PM

I've never heard of a wax worm before, my local pet store doesn't sell them.

If I see them somewhere else, I'll have to give them a try.

August 6, 2020 12:09 AM