‘” We come back to autumn, to zucchini that wilt like witches’ shoes.”

After reading this article from head to toe, you will be fully informed about the following things mentioned below;

Who are bearded dragons?
Can bearded dragons eat zucchini?
Is zucchini goo for a bearded dragon?
What bearded dragons should/should not eat?

Bearded Dragons are here!

Do you have a pet at home? A dog, a cat, fishes, maybe a bird or a bearded dragon? Well, we understand not all of us know about the bearded dragons.

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Zucchini?
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Zucchini?

This can be a new term for so many of our readers. So, let’s first quickly fill you up with the information regarding who are bearded dragons, before starting off with our main topic of discussion. Sounds good? Then let’s get stared!

What are bearded dragons?

Bearded dragons is a commonly used term for the reptiles containing eight lizard spices. The reason why these species are called as bearded dragons is because they are equipped with armour of reptilian scales which includes a bearded of spikes under its chin or over its neck/throat, that gets puffed up depending upon its mood or mostly result of stress.

So now, since we know the reason behind this name and also how it reflects them. Let’s move forward to our main topic i.e. zucchini for bearded dragons.

Bearded Dragon’s Diet

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Zucchini?
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Zucchini?

Do you know the main ingredient that is a must in a bearded dragon’s diet? That is protein. They need gut loaded protein in their diets to have a proper healthy meal for themselves.

Do you also know that your bearded dragon would eat greens with as much interest as they would like to eat flies and insects? But does that list of greens include zucchini? Let’s find that out.

Talking about is zucchini good for bearded dragon or not the answer to this question is; since zucchini is a little acidic in nature which is not too good for the spices like bearded dragons but the fact is, it is not bad for them either.

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Zucchini?
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Zucchini?

Although there are many more things that you can feed you pet dragons or wild dragons, that we have listed for you below, bearded dragons can eat small amounts of zucchini occasionally and it will be not harmful for their health at all.

Bearded dragons can have zucchini 3 to 4 times a week but make sure of two things, first is you must also add other greens in their diet to maintain the nutritional balance that they require for good health and the second is to lust make sure you are feeding them small amounts of zucchini at a good interval of time.

And now a special list just for you to know what you should feed your bearded dragons and what you shouldn’t. Have a look!

What else they can/cannot eat?

List of food not to feed your bearded dragons;

  • Lettuce

The reason behind not feeding your dragon lettuce is because it has very low nutritional value to what dragons require and also because it will cause them diarrhea. 

  • Avocados

Avocados contains high amounts of oxalic acid which is very toxic for the bearded dragons.

  • Beets

Bearded dragons must not eat beets because they contain a chemical that refrains the reptiles from absorbing calcium which is again a very crucial thing for them.

  • Apart from all that, you should avoid feeding your bearded dragons with fireflies, random insects and glowing bugs because they are not very good for their health either.

List of foods you can safely feed your bearded dragons;

  • Turnip

The vitamin A, C and E enriched and a good source of calcium and fibre makes them the best food for bearded dragons.

  • Green beans

They are a good source of vitamin B and beta carotene and should definitely be given to the bearded dragons.

  • Yellow squash

The high level of potassium, magnesium and vitamin C with the glowing yellow colour will attract your bearded dragon to them and are definitely good for their health.

So, how do you like the above given information? You not just got information about weather to feed zucchini to your bearded dragon or not but you also got a list of what they should be fed with and what not.

Conclusion:

Your pet is an important part of your family and there are high chances that you consider them your life. Knowing what to specifically feed your bearded dragon is a good idea and zucchini is a yes for them.

Not just that but maintaining their diet with other sorts of vegetables is also a good idea. 

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Author

Shashank Jain, founder of good-name, a young and energetic entrepreneur has always been fond of technology. His liking for technology made him go for engineering in computers. During his studies, he learned & worked on different computer languages & OS including HBCD, Linux, etc. He also has a keen interest in ethical hacking.