Can Bearded Dragons Eat Apricots?

Apricots are the fruit of the tree of the same name. They are a favorite fruit of many around the world and are also used in many different culinary situations.

So can bearded dragons eat apricots at all?

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 201 kJ (48 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11 g
Sugars 9 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat 0.4 g
Protein 1.4 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin (12%) 96 μg
(10%) 1094 μg
89 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.03 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.24 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.054 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 9 μg
Vitamin C (12%) 10 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.89 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (3%) 0.4 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (4%) 0.077 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 23 mg
Potassium (6%) 259 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see apricots contain a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio. They also contain quite a bit of acidic content.

This means that they can eat apricots, but only on an occasional basis. They are not a staple food for them.

Only feed them fresh apricots.

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