can bearded dragons eat beetroot

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Beetroot?

Beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant. It is known in North America as the beet, however it also has other names such as garden beet, table beet, red or golden beet.

So can bearded dragons eat beetroot?

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 180 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.96 g
Sugars 7.96 g
Dietary fiber 2.0 g
Fat
.18 g
Protein
1.68 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (0%) 2 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) .031 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) .027 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) .331 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) .145 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) .067 mg
Folate (B9) (20%) 80 μg
Vitamin C (4%) 3.6 mg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 16 mg
Iron (6%) .79 mg
Magnesium (6%) 23 mg
Manganese (14%) 0.3 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 38 mg
Potassium (6%) 305 mg
Sodium (5%) 77 mg
Zinc (4%) .35 mg

Source wikipedia

As you can see beetroot contains a lot of acidic content, it is also has a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio.

This is not idea for bearded dragons, so unfortunately they cant eat beetroot, it is too high in oxalates for it to be considered a food for them to be fed purposely to them.

However, if they do eat a little bit of it then they should be fine but nothing more than that.