Can Bearded Dragons Eat Artichoke?

So can bearded dragons eat artichoke?

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 211 kJ (50 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.39 g
Sugars 0.99 g
Dietary fiber 8.6 g
Fat 0.34 g
Protein 2.89 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin 464 μg
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.05 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%) 0.089 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.11 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.24 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.081 mg
Folate (B9) (22%) 89 μg
Vitamin C (9%) 7.4 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.19 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 21 mg
Iron (5%) 0.61 mg
Magnesium (12%) 42 mg
Manganese (11%) 0.225 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 73 mg
Potassium (6%) 286 mg
Sodium (20%) 296 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.4 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see artichokes contain a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio, and are also quite acidic.

This means that they can eat them on an occasional basis, but nothing more than that. It certainly isn’t a staple food for them, however they do contain a good level of vitamins C & K for them.