Gourmet Dining Options for Reptiles
If plain old crickets and mealworms 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 calciworms) and lauric acid, a form of fat with strong antimicrobial properties.
- Hornworms: 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.
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