Can Bearded Dragons Eat Blackberries?

Blackberries are popular berries found in many northern hemisphere countries where they are picked and either used in culinary dishes or eaten as a snack.

So can bearded dragons eat blackberries?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, water, protein, fat, sugar, and fibre content is of most interest when it comes to bearded dragons.

Another thing of importance is the calcium:phosphorus  ratio as for every part phosphorus, there needs to be another part calcium if not more. From 1:1 to 2:1 is ideal as far as bearded dragons are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 180 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.61 g
Sugars 4.88 g
Dietary fiber 5.3 g
Fat 0.49 g
Protein 1.39 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 214 IU
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.020 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.646 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.030 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 25 μg
Vitamin C (25%) 21.0 mg
Vitamin E (8%) 1.17 mg
Vitamin K (19%) 19.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (3%) 29 mg
Iron (5%) 0.62 mg
Magnesium (6%) 20 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 22 mg
Potassium (3%) 162 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.53 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see blackberries have good calcium:phosphorus ratio, they are a little acidic and sweet as well.

 

With that in mind, they can eat them but they can only be eaten on an occasional basis due to high levels of oxalic acid and calcium to phosphorus ration. Make sure that they are not wild blackberries though as these may harm them.

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