Can Bearded Dragons Eat Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are used widely in the culinary world, in many culinary dishes such as Chinese, Korean, European, and Japanese.They are neither a meat nor vegetable, however mushrooms are known as the “meat” of the vegetable world.

So can bearded dragons eat mushrooms 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)
4.3 g
0.1 g
2.5 g
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (42%) 0.5 mg
Niacin (B3) (25%) 3.8 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(30%) 1.5 mg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Calcium (2%) 18 mg
Phosphorus (17%) 120 mg
Potassium (10%) 448 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (12%) 1.1 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see mushrooms have a very disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio and they are very acidic.

This means that they cant eat them at all. Mushrooms are toxic to bearded dragons and may harm them if eaten because of the amount of phosphorus and acidic content that they contain.

A food to avoid.