can bearded dragons eat garlic

Can Bearded Dragons eat Garlic?

Garlic is closely related to the onion, shallot, leek, chive and rakkyo. It has been used by humans for over 7000 years and originally comes from central Asia. However, it has been a staple food of the Mediterranean region as well as a seasoning in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.

So can Bearded dragons eat Garlic at all?

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 623 kJ (149 kcal)
33.06 g
Sugars 1 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
0.5 g
6.36 g
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.11 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(12%) 0.596 mg
Vitamin B6 (95%) 1.235 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Vitamin C (38%) 31.2 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (18%) 181 mg
Iron (13%) 1.7 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (80%) 1.672 mg
Phosphorus (22%) 153 mg
Potassium (9%) 401 mg
Sodium (1%) 17 mg
Zinc (12%) 1.16 mg
Other constituents
Selenium 14.2 μg

source wikipedia

As you can see Garlic contains a lot of phosphorus and acidic content. This means that Garlic is not good for bearded dragons at all. It should be avoided as a food for them as it will harm them if they eat it.

Image “Garlic Bulbs 2” by JJ Harrison ([email protected]) – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons