Can Bearded Dragons Eat Watercress?

Watercress is a rapidly growing, aquatic, or semi-aquatic perennial plant that is native to Europe and Asia.

So can bearded dragons eat watercress 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 46 kJ (11 kcal)
1.29 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
0.1 g
2.3 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(20%) 160 μg
(18%) 1914 μg
5767 μg
Thiamine (B1) (8%) 0.09 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (10%) 0.12 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.31 mg
Vitamin B6 (10%) 0.129 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 9 μg
Vitamin C (52%) 43 mg
Vitamin E (7%) 1 mg
Vitamin K (238%) 250 μg
Calcium (12%) 120 mg
Iron (2%) 0.2 mg
Magnesium (6%) 21 mg
Manganese (12%) 0.244 mg
Phosphorus (9%) 60 mg
Potassium (7%) 330 mg
Sodium (3%) 41 mg

source wikpedia

As you can see watercress contains a good ratio of calcium:phosphorus ratio. It also has a high amount of acidic content.

This means that they can but only on an occasional basis, in small amounts and in moderation as well as they are high in oxalates.