Can Bearded Dragons Eat Mango

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Mango

Yes – they can eat mango but it isn’t recommended. The reason being is that there is a disproportionate amount of phosphorus content to calcium which can be a big issue when it comes to a bearded dragons health. Additionally this fruit has a lot of sugar and is a bit acidic.

Therefore a bearded dragon can eat mango as a very rare treat in small quantities but this isn’t a food recommended overall.

More Details

To understand more about why mango isn’t the best option for a bearded dragons diet lets look at the nutritional facts.

 Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 250 kJ (60 kcal)
Carbohydrates 15 g
Sugars 13.7
Dietary fiber 1.6 g
Fat 0.38 g
Protein 0.82 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(7%) 54 μg
(6%) 640 μg
23 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.669 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.197 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.119 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 43 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (44%) 36.4 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.9 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.2 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 11 mg
Iron (1%) 0.16 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.063 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 168 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.09 mg

As you can see from this information above mango has a lot of sugar and is acidic. Also the phosphorus to calcium ratio isn’t good for bearded dragons.

Conclusion

Yes a bearded dragon can eat mango but it really isn’t recommended.

However if you do give this fruit to them make sure its just a small amount on rare occasions and give them manageable small bite size pieces.

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