Can Bearded Dragons Eat Mushrooms?

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are very popular food used in a variety of dishes such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean and even North American.

They are basically know as the “meat” of the vegetable world.

But the question is can bearded dragons safely eat mushrooms or not? But before we can answer this question we need to look at a few nutritional facts about mushrooms.

In particular we should look at the following factors:

  • acidic
  • calcium
  • phosphorus
  • water
  • protein
  • fat
  • sugar
  • fiber

The content of these items above are important when considering what foods should be in a bearded dragons diet.

As well the ideal ratio of 1:1 or 2:1 for calcium to phosphorus ratio is important.

One issue with mushroom is that they are very disproportionate in the calcium to phosphorus ratio and they are very acidic. This isn’t great for a bearded dragon.

And for these reason bearded dragons cannot eat mushrooms at all. Actually mushrooms are toxic for bearded dragons and this food should be avoid at all costs.

Conclusion

No, do not feed mushrooms to your bearded dragon as they are toxic to them.

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