Can Bearded Dragons Eat Radicchio?

Radicchio is a leaf chicory that is sometimes known as Italian chicory. It is grown as a leaf vegetable and has white-veined red leaves. It has a bitter and spicy taste that mellows when it is grilled or roasted.

So can bearded dragons eat radicchio 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 96 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates 4.48 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Dietary fiber 0.9 g
Fat 0.25 g
Protein 1.43 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
8832 μg
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.016 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.255 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.269 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.057 mg
Folate (B9) (15%) 60 μg
Vitamin C (10%) 8 mg
Vitamin E (15%) 2.26 mg
Vitamin K (243%) 255.2 μg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 19 mg
Iron (4%) 0.57 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.138 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 40 mg
Potassium (6%) 302 mg
Sodium (1%) 22 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.62 mg

source wikpedia

As you can see radicchio contain a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio. It is also high in acidic content.

Yes they can eat it but only on an occasional basis, in small amounts and in moderation as well.

Just make sure it is cut up into very small pieces.

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