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Bearded Dragon Food List

Staple Greens Information Preparation
Chicory Greens (Escarole) Excellent Staple when mixed with other greens. High in Calcium. Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems.
Collard Greens Excellent Staple. High in Calcium and Goitrogens. Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems. Store cut, dried pieces in plastic storage bag with other greens wrapped in paper towels. Squeeze air out of bag.
Dandelion Green Excellent Staple. High in Calcium. Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems. Store cut, dried pieces in plastic storage bag with other greens wrapped in paper towels. Squeeze air out of bag.
Endive Excellent Staple when mixed with other greens. High in Calcium. Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems. Store cut, dried pieces in plastic storage bag with other greens wrapped in paper towels. Squeeze air out of bag.
Mustard Greens Excellent choice for greens. High in calcium, but somewhat high in goitrogens. Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems. Store cut, dried pieces in plastic storage bag with other greens wrapped in paper towels. Squeeze air out of bag.
Turnip Greens Very high in Calcium. Somewhat high amount
of Oxalates and Goitrogens.
Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems. Store cut, dried pieces in plastic storage bag with other greens wrapped in paper towels. Squeeze air out of bag.
Watercress Very high in Calcium

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Staple Vegetables

Staple Vegetables Information Preparation
Acorn Squash Good Fiber Discard rinds. Finely chop/shred core.
Butternut Squash Very good Staple. Excellent Fiber. Discard peel and core. Finely chop/shred.
Green Beans Good Staple Finely chop/shred.
Kabocha Squash Discard peel and core. Finely chop/shred.
Okra Finely chop/shred.
Parsnip High in Fiber and Carbohydrates. Peel and shred.
Snap Peas Finely chop.
Sweet Potato Peel and finely chop.
Yucca Root (Cassava) Peel and finely chop/shred.

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Staple Fruits

Staple Fruit Information Preparation
Cactus Leaves (Prickly Pear) High Calcium. Finely Chop/Shred.
Mango Peel, Pit, Finely Chop/Crush.
Papaya Good source of fiber. Peel, Remove Seeds, Finely Chop/Shred.

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Other Staples

Other Staples Information Preparation
Alfalfa

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Occasional Greens

Occasional Greens Information Preparation
Beet Greens High in Oxalates Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop or discard stems.
Bok Choy High in Goitrogens. Cut green portion into large pieces or strips. Finely chop white portion or discard.
Carrot Tops High in Oxalates. Finely chop.
Coriander (Cilantro) High in Oxalates. Finely chop.
Kale High in Oxalates and Goitrogens. Cut into larger pieces or strips. Finely chop, shred or discard stems. Store cut, dried pieces in plastic storage bag with other greens wrapped in paper towels. Squeeze air out of bag.
Parsley High in Calcium. Finely Chop.
Spinach High in Calcium, Oxalates and Goitrogens. Finely Chop.
Swiss Chard High in Oxalates. Finely Chop.

Bearded Dragon Food List – Occasional Vegetables

Occasional Vegetables Information Preparation
Asparagus Good source of protein. Finely chop/shred.
Beets High in Oxalates. Finely chop.
Bell Peppers Great taste and color enhancer. Discard core. Finely chop/shred.
Broccoli High in Oxalates and Goitrogens. Finely chop/shred. Can also feed leaves.
Brussels Sprouts High in Goitrogens. Finely chop/shred.
Cabbage High in Goitrogens. Finely chop/shred.
Carrots May cause extremely runny and smelly poop. Discard peels. Finely chop/shred.
Cauliflower High in Goitrogens. Finely chop/shred.
Celery Very Finely chop/shred.
Cucumber Lacks nutrition. Good for Water. Finely chop/shred.
Mushrooms Very high in phosphorus. Finely chop.
Pumpkin Remove rind, core and finely chop/shred.
Rutabaga Peel and finely chop/shred.
Spaghetti Squash Peel, core and finely chop.
Yellow Squash Very Finely chop/shred.
Zucchini Very Finely chop/shred.

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Occasional Fruits

Occasional Fruits Information Preparation
Apples Peel, core and finely chop.
Bananas Peels can be fed if organically grown.
Blackberries Great Treats.
Cantaloupe Great source of Water. Discard rinds and core. Finely chop.
Grapes Great Treat. High in Oxalates. High in Water. Crush/chop.
Honeydew Melon Discard rinds and core. Finely chop.
Kiwi Discard peel and seeds. Finely chop/crush
Peaches High Goitrogens. Peel, remove pitts and chop.
Pears High in Oxalates. Peel, core and finely chop.
Raspberries High in Fiber Only give whole to adult beardies. Crush
otherwise
Strawberries High in Oxalates and Goitogens. Remove stems and tops, finely chop.
Tomatoes High in Oxalates. Great color enhancer. Finely chop.
Watermelon High Water. Little nutrition.

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Other Occasionals

Other Occasionals Information Preparation
Dahlia Great Treat.
Hibiscus Great Treat. Don’t use if treated with pesticides or chemicals. Feed flower and leaves.
Lentils Cook, Finely Chop
Nasturtiums Both flowers and leaves are okay to feed. Use caution and do not use plants that may have been treated with any pesticides or other chemicals.
Pasta (cooked) Cook, cool and chop. Only use pasta made
without egg.
Rice (cooked) Cook, drain and cool.
Whole Wheat Bread Just use as an occasional treat. Great to
hide liquid medicine in.

 

Bearded Dragon Food List – Rare

Rare or Never Information Preparation
Corn Extremely low in Calcium and high in Phosphorus. Use only if diet is high in Calcium. Finely chop.
Cabbage High in Goitrogens. Finely chop/shred.
Lettuces Poor in overall nutritional value. Romaine lettuce can also cause extremely runny and smelly poop.
Chemically treated foods Avoid feeding any vegetables, flowers, fruits that have been treated with any pesticides.
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