Reply To: Bearded Dragon Care Guide
Hi, that’s great your daughter adopted those dragons. And we’re glad your researching proper bearded dragon care.
That’s a great question, and hope you haven’t offered any ice cream to them. Reptiles, and even dogs and cats (to a lesser extent) should never be fed ice cream. For reptiles, the answer is never, ever, absolutely never. Bearded dragons did not evolve with access to ice cream (i.e. milk products) in their diet or environment, therefore they lack the ability to digest it. Instead, this sugary substance will stay in their digestive systems, rotting, and forming the perfect medium for all sorts of bad bacteria that will cause the animal to fill with gas and bloat. This serious condition is excruciating for the animal and often lethal. Dogs, cats, and people can do a little better, because we are mammals and milk is part of our nutritive cycle in infancy. So for the sake of those beautiful beardies, please let your daughter know that they should not be fed ice cream, or dairy in general.