can bearded dragons eat bananas

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Bananas?

Bananas are a very popular fruit that are found around the world and are grown in tropical climates.

So can bearded dragons eat bananas?

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 371 kJ (89 kcal)
22.84 g
Sugars 12.23 g
Dietary fiber 2.6 g
0.33 g
1.09 g
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.031 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.073 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.665 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(7%) 0.334 mg
Vitamin B6 (31%) 0.4 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 20 μg
Choline (2%) 9.8 mg
Vitamin C (10%) 8.7 mg
Iron (2%) 0.26 mg
Magnesium (8%) 27 mg
Manganese (13%) 0.27 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 22 mg
Potassium (8%) 358 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.15 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2.2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see are quite high in acidic content, they are also lacking in calcium.

This means that bananas are are not a good food for them to eat as they are high in phosphorus. They should be fed very occasionally due to this, if not at all.