can bearded dragons eat cucumers

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Cucumbers?

Cucumbers are a popular member of the gourd family and are widely eaten around the world in a number of different culinary dishes.

So can bearded dragons eat cucumbers?

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 65 kJ (16 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.63 g
Sugars 1.67
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
Fat 0.11 g
Protein 0.65 g
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.098 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.259 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.04 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.8 mg
Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg
Calcium (2%) 16 mg
Iron (2%) 0.28 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (4%) 0.079 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (3%) 147 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg
Other constituents
Water 95.23
Fluoride 1.3 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see cucumbers have a slightly disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio, they have a little acidic content but their water content is very high.

Yes they can be eaten, but only on an occasional basis. They are of poor nutritional value due to the amount of water content that they have.


Image “Cucumber BNC” by Prathyush Thomas – Own work. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons

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