Can Bearded Dragons Eat Cherries?

Cherries are a favorite fruit of many around the world, used in many different culinary situations.

So can bearded dragons eat cherries 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 263 kJ (63 kcal)
Carbohydrates
16 g
Sugars 12.8 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein 1.1 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%) 3 μg
(0%) 38 μg
85 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.154 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.199 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.049 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 7 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.1 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (3%) 0.36 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.07 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 21 mg
Potassium (5%) 222 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (1%)

source wikipedia

As you can see cherries contain a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio and a little amount of acidic content.

This means that they can but only on an occasional basis. They are not a staple food for them and cannot be fed to them every day.

They cant eat the stones either so they must be stripped out before feeding.

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