Bearded Nutritional Data

Want to know which foods are the healthiest to feed your bearded dragon? Use the list below to see the nutritional information on the most popular food for bearded dragons.

Safe Vegetables

Below is a list of vegetables that are safe for bearded dragons to eat.

Nutrition Notes
Water is measured in ml per 100g of food
Ideal ratio of vitamins A:D:E is 100:10:1
Ca:P is the ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus
mg is milligrams (1g = 1,000 mg)
µg is micrograms (1g = 1,000,000 µg)
Indicates the food needs to be cut into small pieces
Indicates the food needs to be be cooked
Acorn squash
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:5
428 IU
0 µg
0.93 mg
83 ml
Artichoke heart
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:9
13 IU
15 µg
1.28 mg
85 ml
Asparagus (raw)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:5
756 IU
42 µg
2.14 mg
93 ml
Beet greens (raw)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:1
6,326 IU
400 µg
2.57 mg
91 ml
Beetroot
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Beets (canned)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
24 IU
0 µg
1.82 mg
91 ml
Bell peppers (raw)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
370 IU
7 µg
0.34 mg
94 ml
Bok choy
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
11:4
4,468 IU
46 µg
0.80 mg
95 ml
Broccoli (raw)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
5:7
623 IU
102 µg
0.73 mg
89 ml
Brussel sprouts (cooked)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:3
775 IU
140 µg
1.20 mg
89 ml
Butternut squash
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:3
11,155 IU
1 µg
0.60 mg
88 ml
Cabbage (raw)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:3
98 IU
76 µg
0.47 mg
92 ml
Carrot tops
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Carrots
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:4
16,706 IU
13 µg
0.30 mg
88 ml
Cauliflower (raw)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
0 IU
16 µg
0.42 mg
92 ml
Celery
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:1
449 IU
29 µg
0.20 mg
95 ml
Chickory
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Collard greens
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
23:3
5,019 IU
437 µg
0.47 mg
90 ml
Cucumber (peeled)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
72 IU
7 µg
0.22 mg
97 ml
Endive
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
5:3
2,167 IU
231 µg
0.83 mg
94 ml
Green beans
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
690 IU
43 µg
1.03 mg
90 ml
Kale
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
25:6
4,812 IU
390 µg
1.60 mg
90 ml
Kohlrabi
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:5
36 IU
0 µg
0.40 mg
91 ml
Lentils (cooked)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:9
8 IU
2 µg
3.33 mg
70 ml
Mushrooms (raw)
Very Rarely
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.50 mg
92 ml
Mustard greens
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:1
3,024 IU
258 µg
1.64 mg
91 ml
Okra (raw)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:3
716 IU
31 µg
0.62 mg
90 ml
Parsley
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
7:3
8,424 IU
1,640 µg
6.20 mg
88 ml
Parsnips
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:7
0 IU
23 µg
0.59 mg
80 ml
Pattypan squash
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Peas (green)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:11
765 IU
25 µg
1.47 mg
79 ml
Pumpkins
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
8,513 IU
1 µg
0.80 mg
92 ml
Radicchio
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
27 IU
255 µg
0.57 mg
93 ml
Rutabagas (raw)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:5
2 IU
0 µg
0.44 mg
89 ml
Snow peas
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:11
765 IU
25 µg
1.47 mg
79 ml
Spaghetti squash
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:1
110 IU
1 µg
0.34 mg
92 ml
Spring greens
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Sweet potato(raw)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:5
14,187 IU
2 µg
0.61 mg
77 ml
Swiss chard (raw)
Monthly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
6,116 IU
830 µg
1.80 mg
93 ml
Turnip greens
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
19:4
11,587 IU
251 µg
1.10 mg
90 ml
Yams (raw)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:3
138 IU
2 µg
0.54 mg
70 ml
Yellow squash
Daily
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Zucchini (raw)
Weekly
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:9
490 IU
0 µg
0.79 mg
93 ml

Safe Plants

Below is a list of plants that are safe for bearded dragons to eat.

Alfalfa
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Arugula
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
16:5
2,373 IU
109 µg
1.46 mg
92 ml
Astilbe
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Baby's tears
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Basil
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:1
5,275 IU
415 µg
3.17 mg
92 ml
Borage
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
9:5
4,200 IU
0 µg
3.30 mg
93 ml
Carnations
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Chinese Lantern
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Clover
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Coriander
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
7:5
6,748 IU
310 µg
1.77 mg
92 ml
Dahlia
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Dandelion Greens
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
19:7
10,161 IU
778 µg
3.10 mg
86 ml
Daylilies
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Fennel
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Ficus
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Hibiscus
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Hollyhock
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Impatiens
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Johnny Jump Up Vila
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Lavender
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Lemon Grass
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
7:10
6 IU
0 µg
8.17 mg
71 ml
Maple Leaves
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Mesquite Leaves
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Mint Leaves
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
10:3
4,054 IU
0 µg
11.87 mg
86 ml
Mulberry Leaves
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Nasturtium
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Oregano
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Pansies
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Petunia
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Phlox
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Rose Petals
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Rosemary (Fresh)
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
32:7
2,924 IU
0 µg
6.65 mg
68 ml
Sage
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Thyme (Fresh)
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
41:11
4,751 IU
0 µg
17.45 mg
65 ml
Watercress
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:1
3,191 IU
250 µg
0.20 mg
95 ml
Yucca
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml

Safe Fruits

Below are fruits that are safe for bearded dragons to eat.

Nutrition Notes
Water is measured in ml per 100g of food
Ideal ratio of vitamins A:D:E is 100:10:1
Ideal ratio of vitamins A:D:E is 100:10:1
Ca:P is the ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus
mg is milligrams (1g = 1,000 mg)
µg is micrograms (1g = 1,000,000 µg)
All fruit should be cut into pieces small enough to safely eat
Apples
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
38 IU
1 µg
0.07 mg
87 ml
Apricots
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
1,926 IU
3 µg
0.39 mg
86 ml
Bananas
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
64 IU
1 µg
0.26 mg
75 ml
Blackberries
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:2
214 IU
20 µg
0.62 mg
88 ml
Blueberries
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
54 IU
19 µg
0.28 mg
84 ml
Chayote
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
0 IU
4 µg
0.34 mg
94 ml
Cherries
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
64 IU
2 µg
0.36 mg
82 ml
Cranberries
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
63 IU
5 µg
0.23 mg
87 ml
Figs
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:1
142 IU
5 µg
0.37 mg
79 ml
Grapefruit
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
1,150 IU
0 µg
0.08 mg
88 ml
Grapes
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
100 IU
15 µg
0.29 mg
81 ml
Guava
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
624 IU
3 µg
0.26 mg
81 ml
Kiwi
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
0 IU
0 µg
0.00 mg
0 ml
Mangos
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
1,082 IU
4 µg
0.16 mg
83 ml
Melons
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
3,382 IU
3 µg
0.21 mg
90 ml
Nectarines
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:3
332 IU
2 µg
0.28 mg
88 ml
Papayas
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
2:1
950 IU
3 µg
0.25 mg
88 ml
Peaches
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
326 IU
3 µg
0.25 mg
89 ml
Pears
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
25 IU
4 µg
0.18 mg
84 ml
Pineapple
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
58 IU
1 µg
0.29 mg
86 ml
Plums
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
345 IU
6 µg
0.17 mg
87 ml
Pomegranates
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:4
0 IU
16 µg
0.30 mg
78 ml
Prickly Pears
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:1
43 IU
0 µg
0.30 mg
88 ml
Prunes
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
4:7
781 IU
60 µg
0.93 mg
31 ml
Raisins
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
3:5
0 IU
4 µg
0.98 mg
15 ml
Raspberries
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
33 IU
8 µg
0.69 mg
86 ml
Starfruit
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
--
61 IU
0 µg
0.08 mg
91 ml
Strawberries
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
12 IU
2 µg
0.41 mg
91 ml
Tomatoes
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:2
833 IU
8 µg
0.27 mg
95 ml
Watermelon
--
Water
Vit. A
Vit. K
Ca:P
Iron
1:1
569 IU
0 µg
0.24 mg
91 ml

Poisonous & Unsafe Plants

Below is a list of plants from veterinarians which are considered poisonous, harmful, or unsafe for animals to ingest. It is recommended to avoid having your bearded dragon around these plants (if they are present in your household or where you live) since bearded dragons can easily mistakenly eat a poisonous plant.

Toxic Plants List
Acocanthera (All but fruit)
Amaryllis (All)
Angel's Trumpet (Flowers, leaves, seeds)
Azalea (All)
Balsam Pear (All)
Baneberry (All)
Belladonna (All)
Bird of Paradise (Flowers & seed pods)
Bittersweet (All)
Black Locust (All)
Boxwood (All)
Braken Fern (All)
Buckthorn (All)
Burdock (All)
Buttercup (All)
Caladium (All)
Calla Lily (All)
Caster Bean (All)
Catclaw Acacia (Leaves & twigs)
Chinaberry (All)
Clematis (All)
Coral Plant (All)
Crocus (All)
Cycad (All)
Daphne (All)
Death Camas (All)
Delphinium (All)
Dieffenbachia (All)
Elderberry (All)
Elephant's Ears (All)
Euonymus (All)
European Pennyroyal (All)
Four o'clock (All)
Heliotrope (Leaves)
Henbane (All)
Holly (Berries, leaves)
Horse Chestnut (All)
Horse Nettle (All)
Hyacinth (All)
Hydrangea (All)
Iris (All)
Ivy (All)
Jack-in-the-Pulpit (All)
Jerusalem Cherry (All)
Jonquil (All)
Juniper (All)
Lantana (All)
Larkspur (All)
Laurel (All)
Lily-of-the-Valley (All)
Lobelia (All)
Locoweed (All)
Lupine (All)
Marijuana (All)
Milkweed (All)
Mistletoe (All)
Mock Orange (All)
Monkshood (All)
Moonseed (All)
Morning Glory (Seeds)
Narcissus (All)
Oak (All)
Oleander (All)
Peony (All)
Periwinkle (All)
Peyote (All)
Philodendron (All)
Poinsettia (All)
Poison Hemlock (All)
Poison Ivy (All)
Poison Oak (All)
Poison Sumac (All)
Pokeweed (All)
Poppy (All)
Primrose (All)
Privet (All)
Ragwort (All)
Red Maple (All)
Rhododendron (All)
Rosary Pea (All)
Shamrock Plant (All)
Skunk Cabbage (All)
Snowdrop (All)
Sorrel (All)
Spurges (All)
Star of Bethlehem (All)
Sweet Pea (All)
Tobacco (All)
Tulip (All)
Vetches (All)
Virginia Creeper (All)
Water Hemlock (All)
Waxberry (All)
Wild Daffodil (All)
Wisteria (All)
Yew (All)
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Authored by:The Bearded Dragon
Updated:August 30, 2022
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