can bearded dragons eat slugs

Can bearded dragons eat slugs?

Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc.

The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that the animal can fully retract its soft parts into the shell). (source)

So can bearded dragons eat slugs at all?

Yes, they can as long as they are store purchased. It’s not a good idea to feed them wild slugs as they can often be carrying diseases and parasites which may harm the bearded dragon if they were eaten.

For more foods that bearded dragons can and can’t eat, check out our bearded dragon food list.