Sailfin Dragon Diet Requirements

Sailfin Dragon Diet Requirements

Sailfin Dragons come from a lush habitat so they need adequate care and dietary requirements to feel safe. Here is a piece of detailed information about their diet and water requirements.

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Hand Feeding a SailFin Dragon Video

Feeding a young Sailfin Dragon

This amazing species is omnivores. Their diet must include flowers, small animals, and insects. Normally these lizards are not very picky and tend to eat anything edible-looking and healthy.

Young sailfin dragons need a higher degree of protein. They should be fed as often as they feel hungry. A rough estimation is around 2 to 3 times a day. But make sure you provide food that easily fits in their mouth.

Your pet will be happy to have small crickets. You can also offer them small shaped fruits and green vegetables topped with some live insects. These omnivores love the variety and can easily get bored with the same food. So it’s better not to stick with a single diet every day.

Don’t just throw a bunch of food and expect your baby sailfin lizard to eat everything. The dragon can get overwhelmed or stressed by the offered amount of food.

Pro Tip: Try to start feeding a youug sailfin dragon from your hand! This helps start the taming process for your pet which will make them friendlier!

Adult Sailfin Dragon Diet

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Mature sailfin Dragons don’t change their diet and supplementation requirements every day. They usually stick with the same supplementation. But as stated earlier, you should add as much variety as you can.

Adults have a tendency to eat every other day. However, it depends on the size and age of the lizard.

It is a good idea to offer them a salad (Something like Iguana salad). The ideal sailfin salad contains around 70% of greens, 20% vegetables, and 10% fruits. Good quality, clean, and healthy crickets are born appetite for adult sailfin lizards.

If you have an indoor sailfin dragon, it’s healthier to sprinkle a fine calcium D3 supplement on the food to ensure a balanced and healthy diet. A good quality reptile vitamin supplement can also do the trick.

Insects, mice, turkey, shrimps, pinkies, super worms, and grasshoppers all are good to go in their mouth. These are not only appreciated by the sailfin dragons but are also protein enriched. Just make sure newborn insects and mice are not a part of their diet. They are quite fatty, and you don’t want to raise a lizard growing up with fatty liver disease.

You might like: Sailfin Dragon Facts.

Sailfin Dragon Water Requirements

For water requirements, keep a big bowl of water near the lizard. Don’t forget to change the water daily because they potty in the water and drink it too.

Other Diet Options

Here are some other good food options to include in your pet’s diet.

  • Cockroaches
  • Earthworms
  • Feeder mice
  • Squash
  • Berries
  • Banana
  • Carrots
  • Clean fish
  • Kale
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Small crustaceans
  • Crawfish
  • Mango
  • Peach

Pro tip: Keep the diet interesting! Commercial lizard foods are good for simplicity but try to be creative. Always try new food with much variety!

This is just a little collection of foods you can offer. The possibilities here are endless. Your pet lizard will eat pretty much anything in reach!


Having grown up with geckos and a bearded dragon as pets, my passion for reptiles has sparked once again! When I'm not writing about reptiles, I can be found gaming and maintaining physical shape.

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