Adding Fruit to a Bearded Dragon's Diet | Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to feeding bearded dragons, a balanced and nutritious diet plays a crucial role in their overall health. While greens and insects make up the majority of their diet, you may be wondering if you can add fruits to increase variety in your pet’s mealtimes.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Fruit?
Yes, bearded dragons can eat fruit in moderation. Fruits are high in natural sugar and may cause obesity and loose stools when fed in excess.
What Fruits Can Bearded Dragons Eat?
Fruits like strawberries, apples, watermelon, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, fig, mango, prickly pear, grapes, melon, and peaches are safe for bearded dragons to eat in moderation. Fruit should only make up a small part of a beardie’s diet since they are high in dietary sugars.
Do Bearded Dragons Need To Eat Fruit?
No, bearded dragons do not require fruit in their diet. Fruit should only be a treat for bearded dragons, since they do not offer very much nutrition for a beardie.
What Fruits Are Toxic To Bearded Dragons?
Although bearded dragons can eat fruit in moderation, several fruits should be avoided due to being unhealthy for beardies. Citrus fruits should be avoided for bearded dragons since they are very acidic. Bananas contain a high level of phosphorus, which can block calcium absorption. Fruits with larger seeds or pits should have them removed to avoid potential blockages.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Fruit Every Day?
No, bearded dragons should not eat fruit every day. Fruit should be an occasional treat for bearded dragons and not fed on a daily basis due to being low in nutrients and high in sugar.
To learn more about bearded dragons, their diet, and care, check out our bearded dragon resources and care sheets here!