The quick and short answer to this question is that yes bearded dragons can eat grapes in moderation. The longer answer is a bit more detailed and should be noted as well.
It is important to consider that grapes are high in sugar and water content which makes this food very inappropriate for everyday food.
Your bearded dragon may really enjoy eating grapes but its important to note that they should be a treat and not feed often to them as it can cause health issues.
We understand that bearded dragons can be picky eaters at time and will prefer to eat fruits over vegetables and that’s why many owners will feed fruit to them but that isn’t the best idea for their health.
How Often Can They Eat Grapes?
If you have a healthy beardie then a couple of grapes once a week is fine.
However if your pet has health concerns or is overweight then it is best to avoid giving grapes to them. A better option is to stick to vegetables and other healthy foods.
Why Grapes Can Be Bad For Them
One of the main reasons is because of the oxalates that grapes contain.
Even though grapes do not contain a lot of oxalates is it important to note that this will absorb the calcium that your bearded dragons needs in order to have a healthy life and diet.
Therefore feeding too many grapes to your beardie is bad for their health.
Grapes With Seeds
Another concern for your bearded dragon is seeds that are contained within the grapes. Seeds are bad for your pets health and can cause serious health concerns such as impacting bowel movements and possibly causing death.
Therefore it is very important to give only seedless grapes to your bearded dragon and to make sure you check the grapes before feeding them to your pet.
Even though the grape could be labeled as seedless it could have some seeds and therefore it is important for you to check ahead of time.
If you are concerned that your bearded dragon has consumed some seeds you should give them a warm bath and rub their belly gently to help their bowel movements.
If your beardie has not went to the bathroom within 7 days you should definitely take them to a reptile vet right away as they could have some serious issues.
Grapes Contain Lots Of Water
As mentioned above another thing that grapes contain is a lot of water. Consuming too much water is bad for a breaded dragons health as they are use to be dehydrated for long periods of time in the wild.
Therefore it is important to not offer too many foods that contain a lot of water to your pet as its bad for their health.
It can cause issues such as diarrhea and other health concerns.
To note this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be offering your beardie a water bowel but it means they shouldn’t be offered foods that contain a ton of water in them.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Grape Skin?
Yes, there should be no problems for a bearded dragon to eat the grape skin without any issues. But as mentioned above the main concern with grapes isn’t the skin but the amount of grapes they eat. Moderation is key.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Grape Leaves?
Yes, this is exactly the type of food bearded dragons should eat. The grape leaves are high in calcium and protein and low in phosphorus. This makes grape leaves ideal for a bearded dragons diet.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Purple or Red Grapes?
Yes, it doesn’t matter the color of the grape as long is moderation is considered. Still you should not feed grapes to your dragon everyday and especially if they are unhealthy or overweight.
Yes, bearded dragons can eat grapes as long as they are healthy and its within moderation. A couple once a week at max.
Make sure the grapes are seedless and your bearded dragon is still regularly going to the bathroom.
If your bearded dragon has not went to the bathroom within 7 days take them to a reptile vet right away. You can also try giving them a warm bath and rubbing their tummy gently to help them go to the bathroom.