Can Bearded Dragons Eat Goji Berries?

Goji berries are a fruit that are a popular snack food that are native to Asia. They are also called Goji or wolfberry and are sold all around the world in grocery stores and online.

They are from the same food family as the potato, tomato, eggplant, belladonna, chili pepper, and tobacco.

Before they are eaten, they are traditionally cooked and are used in various culinary dishes.
So can bearded dragons eat goji berries 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.

Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrates 24.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 21.0g
Protein 1.0g
Vitamin A 170%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 8%
Iron 12%

Source wikipedia

As you can see Goji berries contain a lot of sugar in them. This alone makes them pretty bad for bearded dragons as their bodies just can’t handle the content like we can.

This makes them a food to avoid unfortunately.