Can Bearded Dragons Eat Eggplant

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Eggplant

No, it is not recommended for anyone to feed eggplant to their bearded dragon as this food is too acidic for them and would be bad for their health. It may be fine for them to nibble on it a little bit but ideally you should not feed eggplant to your bearded dragon.

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Eggplant is also known as aubergines and is often cooked and added to many dishes such as  moussaka or ratatouille.

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Before we can get the full details on if eggplant is safe for bearded dragons to eat we need to look at all the nutritional facts.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 104 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates
5.88 g
Sugars 3.53 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
Fat
0.18 g
Protein
0.98 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.039 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.037 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.649 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.281 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.084 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 22 μg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.2 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.3 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.5 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 9 mg
Iron (2%) 0.23 mg
Magnesium (4%) 14 mg
Manganese (11%) 0.232 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (5%) 229 mg
Zinc (2%)

Source: Wikipedia

From the details above we can see that eggplants are very acidic and therefore not good for a bearded dragons health.

If you want to know a list of things bearded dragons can safely eat check out the links below or visit here.

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