Can Bearded Dragons Eat Plums?

Plums are a popular fruit that are grown on the tree of the same name.

So can bearded dragons eat plums 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 192 kJ (46 kcal)
Carbohydrates 11.42 g
Sugars 9.92 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat 0.28 g
Protein 0.7 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 17 μg
(2%) 190 μg
73 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.417 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.135 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.029 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 5 μg
Vitamin C (11%) 9.5 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.26 mg
Vitamin K (6%) 6.4 μg
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (1%) 0.17 mg
Magnesium (2%) 7 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.052 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 16 mg
Potassium (3%) 157 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see plums have a disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio. They are also a little acidic but are quite sweet.

Yes they can eat plums but only on an occasional basis. Make sure the pit is stripped away and they are cut up into manageable pieces. Also, make sure they aren’t fed too much as it is very sweet and too much may upset their stomach.