Can Bearded Dragons Eat Prunes?

Prunes are a dried plum mostly of the European plum variety. They are eaten as snacks.

So can bearded dragons eat prunes 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)
Energy 1,006 kJ (240 kcal)
63.88 g
Sugars 38.13 g
Dietary fiber 7.1 g
Fat 0.38 g
Protein 2.18 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin (5%) 39 μg
(4%) 394 μg
148 μg
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.051 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (16%) 0.186 mg
Niacin (B3) (13%) 1.882 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.422 mg
Vitamin B6 (16%) 0.205 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (2%) 10.1 mg
Vitamin C (1%) 0.6 mg
Vitamin E (3%) 0.43 mg
Vitamin K (57%) 59.5 μg
Calcium (4%) 43 mg
Iron (7%) 0.93 mg
Magnesium (12%) 41 mg
Manganese (14%) 0.299 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 69 mg
Potassium (16%) 732 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (5%) 0.44 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see prunes contain a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio. They are also very acidic and very sweet.

This means that unfortunately they can’t eat prunes due to the content that they have. A food to avoid as far as bearded dragons are concerned.

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