can bearded dragons eat chives

Can Bearded Dragons eat Chives?

Chives are a herb that is commonly used in culinary dishes around the world. It can be found in supermarkets and grocery stores and is also grown in home gardens.

So can bearded dragons eat chives at all?

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 126 kJ (30 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.35 g
Sugars 1.85 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat
0.73 g
Protein
3.27 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(27%) 218 μg
(24%) 2612 μg
323 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (10%) 0.115 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.647 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.324 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.138 mg
Folate (B9) (26%) 105 μg
Vitamin C (70%) 58.1 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.21 mg
Vitamin K (203%) 212.7 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (9%) 92 mg
Iron (12%) 1.6 mg
Magnesium (12%) 42 mg
Manganese (18%) 0.373 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 58 mg
Potassium (6%) 296 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.56 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see chives contain a lot of phosphorus and calcium. It is also high in vitamin A.

This means that chives are not good for bearded dragons to eat and should be avoided as a food.

If bearded dragons have too much vitamin A, their eyes, throat, and body can swell up and can get very lethargic as a result.

Source “Allium schoenoprasum in NH 01” by Captain-tucker – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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