can bearded dragons eat mint leaves

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Mint Leaves?

Mint is a herb that is grown and is then stored fresh or is dried.

So can bearded dragons eat mint leaves?

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.

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 18 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.3 g 1%
Protein 0.1 g 0%
Fiber 6.8%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 0%
Water 86%

As you can see mint leaves do have quite a high water content but there is not much else to endanger bearded dragons.

This means that they can eat mint leaves, however only on an occasional basis in small amounts because of how much water content they have. Too much mint will give them diarrhea, so do take care with the how much you give them.

Image “Mint 2014-06-01 00-53” by User:Sunnysingh22 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons