Treats can serve as a form of enrichment, stimulating your animal’s mental and physical well-being. By providing engagement it can help prevent boredom and encourage natural behaviors.
Using treats as a reward for good behavior can aid in positive reinforcement during training. Although reptiles and amphibians may not be as trainable as some other pets, some species can learn simple tasks and behaviors.
Offering treats by hand can help build a positive association between you and your animal. It can increase trust and make handling and interactions more comfortable.
In the wild, reptiles and amphibians have diverse diets. Providing treats can add variety to their diet, which may not be entirely achievable with their regular food.
Some animals might be picky eaters or lose their appetite due to stress or environmental changes. Offering treats occasionally can encourage them to eat and maintain a healthy diet.
If you have multiple animals living together, providing treats can lead to interesting social interactions among them, enhancing their group dynamics.
Exo Terra offers a wide range of treats, in different shapes and sizes and suitable for different purposes. The Exo Terra Treats range includes for example Canned Foods, Vacuum Packed Foods and Sepia Bones (calcium source).
Insects make up a big portion of the daily food intake of Bearded Dragons and other insect-eating reptiles. The Dragon Grub formula from Exo Terra is an enticing insect-based reptile food, specifically formulated for insectivorous reptiles and named with Bearded Dragons especially in mind. It features Black Soldier Fly larvae that are not only tasty to your reptiles; but are high in protein and very nutrient rich, with an ideal calcium to phosphorus ratio! This diet also contains natural plant and fruit ingredients enriched with vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients to ensure a happy, healthy reptile!
Reptiles and amphibians have specific nutritional requirements that need to be met to ensure their overall health and well-being. One crucial aspect of their diet is the inclusion of added vitamins and minerals (e.g. electrolytes). These essential nutrients play a vital role in supporting various physiological processes and preventing deficiencies or imbalances that could lead to serious health issues.
Vitamin D3 plays a vital role in the health and well-being of reptiles, much like it does in other animals. This hormone is integral to mineral metabolism and bone development in reptiles. One of its most significant roles is to enhance calcium absorption from the intestines. Without sufficient vitamin D3, reptiles couldn’t absorb dietary calcium efficiently, which is crucial for their skeletal health and overall well-being.