ALL SECTIONS

Now Reading
Gourmet Dining Options for Reptiles

ALL SECTIONS

ALL SECTIONS

— September 15, 2018

Gourmet Dining Options for Reptiles

  • Having trouble deciding your pet reptile should feed on? We share with you 3 high-end options for your reptile's feed.
pocket

If plain old crickets and meal-worms are just not good enough for your gecko or bearded dragon, here are three insects higher up on the food chain:

  • Black Soldier Fly Larvae: They provide plenty of calcium (which explains why they’re also known as calci-worms) and lauric acid, a form of fat with strong antimicrobial properties.
  • Horn-worms: Fussy eaters can be drawn to the bright green color of these large, soft-bodied caterpillars, and their high water content provides extra hydration.
  • Silkworms: Another caterpillar, the silkworm offers superior nutrition, including ample amounts of calcium, iron, and magnesium as well as vitamins B1, B2 and B3.

© Copyright 2019 Discover Life Magazine. All rights reserved.