The snow pea is a variety of pea eaten whole in its pod while still unripe.
The name mangetout (French for “eat all”) can apply both to snow peas and to snap peas.
This vegetable has been cultivated since the 19th century in Europe.
So can bearded dragons eat snow peas at all?
Can bearded dragons eat snow peas?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data, in particular, we are interested in;
- The calcium:phosphorus ratio. This is because high levels of phosphorus have the ability to block the conversion of calcium. As most live feeders have high phosphorus levels, the best way of leveling this out is to offer foods that have a high calcium:phosphorus ratio.
- The vitamin A content should not be high.
- The ratio of vitamin A to vitamin D to vitamin E should be 100:10:1.
As you can see, snow peas have a calcium:phosphorus ratio of 1:2, and quite a bit of vitamin A content.
Yes, they can eat them in small amounts, they are fine for them to eat. Just don’t feed them too much though.
For more foods that bearded dragons can and can’t eat, check out our bearded dragon food list.