Figs are native to the middle east and are part of the mulberry family.
This fruit has been cultivated since the beginning of time and therefore is widely enjoyed around the world as a ornamental plant and as a fruit.
So can bearded dragons eat figs at all?
Before we decide we need to look at all the nutritional facts about the fig.
In particular we need to make sure the ratio for calcium to phosphorus is 1:1 or 2:1 as its important for bearded dragons health.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 310 kJ (74 kcal)
Sugars 16.26 g
Dietary fiber 2.9 g
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.060 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%) 0.050 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.400 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.300 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.113 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 6 μg
Choline (1%) 4.7 mg
Vitamin C (2%) 2.0 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.7 μg
Calcium (4%) 35 mg
Iron (3%) 0.37 mg
Magnesium (5%) 17 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.128 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (5%) 242 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
The ratio for calcium to phosphorus is decent but this fruit is quite acidic and is high in sugar content.
Therefore this means that bearded dragons can eat a little amount of figs but not much.
This fruit should be shredded into small pieces so that the bearded dragon doesn’t have to struggle to eat it or have a chance of choking on the fruit.
One fig a week at most should suffice.