Can Bearded Dragons Eat Ladybugs? (The Risks!)

No, bearded dragons shouldn’t eat ladybugs as they’re mildly toxic to bearded dragons.

Bearded dragons aren’t usually interested in eating small bugs like ladybugs.

They prefer larger insects, such as crickets and mealworms. If your bearded dragon will eat ladybugs, offer them sparingly or they could get an upset stomach or diarrhea.

Ladybugs are toxic to pet reptiles because of the chemicals they produce to help them fend off predators. The toxicity of the different species varies, but some are quite dangerous for bearded dragons.

Ladybugs are somewhat toxic to bearded dragons. If your dragon eats a ladybug or two, there probably won’t be any lasting effects (bearded dragons can eat red ants without problems, which are about the same size as ladybugs).

However, it’s best to not feed your bearded dragon any bugs you don’t know are safe.

No, they are not nutritious for bearded dragons in the least.

They might cause problems if eaten in large quantities or by themselves even though in small quantities one could provide a good source of protein and other nutrients.

There are many bugs that are easier to find and safer to eat like crickets and mealworms.