Can Bearded Dragons Eat Black Olives?

The Olive is a fruit of the tree of the same name and is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a much loved fruit that is often eaten as a snack food, as a culinary ingredient and most famously for its oil content.

They are mainly found in black and green coloring’s.

So can bearded dragons eat black olives at all?

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

In particular, their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, water, protein, fat, sugar, and fibre content is of most interest when it comes to bearded dragons. The calcium:phosphorus ratio is also very important. 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 609 kJ (146 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.84 g
Sugars 0.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat 15.32 g
Saturated 2.029 g
Monounsaturated 11.314 g
Polyunsaturated 1.307 g
Protein 1.03 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(3%) 20 μg
(2%) 231 μg
510 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.007 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.237 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.031 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Choline (3%) 14.2 mg
Vitamin E (25%) 3.81 mg
Vitamin K (1%) 1.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 52 mg
Iron (4%) 0.49 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 4 mg
Potassium (1%) 42 mg
Sodium (104%)

source wikipedia

As you can see black olives have a very high amount of sodium, its calcium:phosphorus ratio is also disproportionate and are a little acidic.

Black olives are not a good food for them to eat, mainly because they are high in calcium and fat. That said, if they have one or two they should be fine but they aren’t a food that should be fed purposely to dragons.