What do Baby Lizards Eat?
Baby lizards are reptiles that require different diets than adults. Many baby reptiles are primarily carnivores, and lizards are no exception. What young lizards eat depends on the particular species they belong to, however some general guidelines can be used to ensure they get adequate nutrition.
Small insects are usually the primary source of nourishment for young lizards. These can include:
- Wax worms
Baby lizards also often will feed on butterflies, moths, and other soft-bodied insects. These should be fed to the baby lizards alive.
Fruits and Vegetables
In addition to small insects, baby lizards should also be fed a variety of fruits and vegetables. This should include both fresh and leafy green vegetables. Some good options include:
- Dark, leafy greens
The vegetables and fruits should be cut into small pieces to make it easier for baby lizards to eat. Fruits and vegetables should make up about 25 to 30% of their diet.
In addition to fruits and insects, baby lizards can also be fed other foods such as scrambled eggs, insect larvae (such as mealworms), and baby foods. These should only be fed occasionally, and only if they are properly prepared.
Baby lizards require a diet that is slightly different from that of adult lizards. Their diets should include small insects, fruits and vegetables, and other foods (on occasion) that are properly prepared. With the proper care and nutrition, a baby lizard can grow into a healthy and happy adult.