Can Bearded Dragons Eat Wild Crickets? (The Risks!)

No, bearded dragons shouldn’t eat wild crickets.

Wild crickets are not healthy for bearded dragons. They are high in fat which can lead to obesity if fed too often.

Bearded dragons cannot digest the shells on crickets so it’s also a waste of food.

Beardies can’t absorb the nutrients of insect shells. Crickets also have a very short life span in comparison to pet store crickets.

In addition, wild crickets carry parasites and diseases which bearded dragons cannot get rid of if they do not take preventive medications.

Bearded dragons are susceptible to these diseases due to their low resistance.

These parasites and diseases can be transmitted from wild crickets to bearded dragons through consumption or can even harm humans who prepare the crickets for the dragons.