Dates are one of the very oldest cultivated fruits and they are even believed to be a part of the diet of the people of Babylon over 8000 years ago. They are grown in Israel and North Africa and range in colour from brown, red, and honey yellow. They are available fresh or dried and they have a sweet taste that has a chewy texture.
So can bearded dragons eat dates 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. They also need a Calcium:phosphorus ratio of 1:1 – 2:1 as for every part Phosphorus there needs to be an equal measure or more of calcium in the food. This will help them.
As you can see dates do not have a good ca:ph ratio which is not good. They are also quite acidic and quite sweet
Yes they can them very occasionally but nothing more than that because of their content. Fruit should make up a small portion of the bearded dragon’s diet and should be shredded into small pieces. Just one a month should suffice for your dragon.