What do bigger / large lizards eat?

I know that most smaller types of lizards typically eat worms, crickets, and some eat fruit but what about the larger lizards who would not get filled up on eating such small things? What do they eat?

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July 18, 2020 1:04 AM

It depends on the species really. A good example of this would be two compare iguanas to monitors. Iguanas eat fruit and veg as their diet while monitors will eat rodents and small birds.

July 21, 2020 11:57 PM

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Larger insects, some eat fruit and veg, others eat rodents and birds. Like mentioned above, it depends on the species. Some only eat vegetation diets while some eat a mix and others only eat meat.

July 25, 2020 1:47 AM

Some eat cuts of raw meat too like chicken and rabbit. My friend has one of those Savannah monitors and she eats raw chicken, rabbit, and occasionally turkey and duck. He keeps it in the freezer and thaws it out as he needs it for feedings.

July 25, 2020 2:04 AM
fae_cummerata: Some eat cuts of raw meat too like chicken and rabbit. My friend has one of those Savannah monitors and she eats raw chicken, rabbit, and occasionally turkey and duck. He keeps it in the freezer and thaws it out as he needs it for feedings.

@fae_cummerata I was going to mentioned this. I saw a few videos on Youtube with people feeding this kind of stuff to their lizards. I would never be able to do it! GROSS!

July 27, 2020 1:27 AM

Rodents. I think that almost all larger reptiles eat mice and other small rodents. You can do eggs, raw meat, and in some cases birds but it is easier to just stick with frozen mice.

July 27, 2020 10:54 PM

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I don't know too much about larger reptiles outside of d dragons and iguanas. I think most people covered the topic though. I didn't know some of them ate birds myself but I guess in the wild, anything goes.

July 28, 2020 3:08 AM

I think everything was covered here already. I was expecting no one to mention raw meat but I see someone has. While it is not as common with everyone who cares for these reptiles, a lot of people do feed them this.

July 29, 2020 1:28 AM

Bigger and/or more insects and worms usually. They can also be supplemented with fruits and vegetables.


Find what's safe and see if they like it.

August 5, 2020 11:50 PM

I really want to get a larger lizard. Does anyone have any suggestions?

It must be friendly with humans and geckos. No complicated maintenance either.

August 6, 2020 12:00 AM