can bearded dragons eat rhubarb

Can Bearded Dragons eat Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a fruit that is grown in many areas around the world. It is usually thought to be a vegetable but ever since 1947 it has been known as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties.

So can bearded dragons eat rhubarb?

Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 88 kJ (21 kcal)
4.54 g
Sugars 1.1 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
0.3 g
0.8 g
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.02 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.03 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.3 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.085 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.024 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (10%) 8 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.27 mg
Vitamin K (28%) 29.3 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (9%) 86 mg
Iron (2%) 0.22 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (9%) 0.196 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (6%) 288 mg
Sodium (0%) 4 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg

source wikipedia

Unfortunately they cant eat it at all. It is quite toxic for bearded dragons to eat and will make them ill if they eat it if not have a worse effect.

This is because it has a calcium:phosphorus of 6:1 which is not ideal for bearded dragons.

Image “Rheum rhabarbarum.2006-04-27.uellue” by Dieter Weber (User:Uellue) – own work, photo taken in a private garden in Kiel. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons