Can Bearded Dragons Eat Bean Sprouts?

Bean sprouts are used in Eastern Asian cuisine and are made from sprouting beans.

So can bearded dragons eat bean sprouts 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.

Energy 126 kJ (30 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.94 g
– Sugars 4.13 g
– Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.18 g
Protein 3.04 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.084 mg (7%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.124 mg (10%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.749 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.38 mg (8%)
Vitamin B6 0.088 mg (7%)
Folate (vit. B9) 61 μg (15%)
Vitamin C 13.2 mg (16%)
Vitamin E 0.1 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 33 μg (31%)
Calcium 13 mg (1%)
Iron 0.91 mg (7%)
Magnesium 21 mg (6%)
Manganese 0.188 mg (9%)
Phosphorus 54 mg (8%)
Potassium 149 mg (3%)
Zinc 0.41 mg (4%)

source wikipedia

As you can see bean sprouts contain a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio. They are also quite acidic in their nature.

They can be fed on an occasional basis, but that is all. Any more and it will harm a bearded dragon. There are better foods for them to eat.