Water dragons are omnivorous, eating a variety of insects, worms, fish, and other small vertebrates. Insects are especially popular choices for feeding to water dragons. There are a wide variety of insects available for purchase at pet stores or online, or you can attempt to catch your own insects. This practice is good, as it allows you the chance to gather a wide range of different insects for your pet. However, be careful that the area you collect in has not been sprayed with pesticides, fungicides, or fertilizers. In addition, the following species should never be fed to your pet: ants, bees, wasps, hornets, centipedes, fireflies, scorpions. Some insects that make great food for water dragons include black soldier flies, earthworms, crickets, superworms, and six-spotted cockroaches.
Rodents can be a great supplement to your water dragon’s diet. Also, he should be given a large amount of plants on a regular basis, particularly leaves, to allow him to get some of the nutrients his body requires that are lacking in insects.