can bearded dragons eat spinach

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Spinach?

Spinach is a popular vegetable that is renown for its health benefits. It is eaten raw and cooked and is used in various culinary dishes around the world.

So can bearded dragons eat spinach 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.

The calcium:phosphorus ratio should be between 1:1 and 2:1 as they need the calcium content to more than cover the phosphorus content of the food they are eating.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 97 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.6 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g
Fat 0.4 g
Protein 2.9 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(59%) 469 μg
(52%) 5626 μg
12198 μg
Vitamin A 9377 IU
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (16%) 0.189 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.724 mg
Vitamin B6 (15%) 0.195 mg
Folate (B9) (49%) 194 μg
Vitamin C (34%) 28 mg
Vitamin E (13%) 2 mg
Vitamin K (460%) 483 μg
Calcium (10%) 99 mg
Iron (21%) 2.71 mg
Magnesium (22%) 79 mg
Manganese (43%) 0.897 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 49 mg
Potassium (12%) 558 mg
Sodium (5%) 79 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.53 mg
Other constituents
Water 91.4 g

source wikipedia

No they cant eat spinach. Although the calcium:phosphorus ratio is just over 2:1, Spinach is too high in oxalates, goitrogens and acidic content for them to eat.

Its a food to steer clear of feeding dragons.


Image “Espinac 5nov” by Victor M. Vicente Selvas – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons