Are Succulents Safe For Bearded Dragons?



Are succulents safe for bearded dragons? I get this question a lot and I’m sure others who have bearded dragons do as well.

It’s a common concern to wonder if your pet lizard can be exposed to any harm from the plant or if it will eat the plant.

Don’t worry, I’ll cover everything you need to know about succulents, whether they’re safe for lizards, and how much you can safely give to your lizard!

Can Bearded Dragon Have Succulents?

Bearded dragons are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals. Succulents aren’t safe for bearded dragons because they can’t digest them properly.
Bearded dragons need a variety of foods in order to grow and stay healthy, so feeding them only succulents will cause malnutrition.

If you want to know what plants are safe for your pet lizard, read on!

What succulents are toxic to bearded dragons?

  • You can safely feed your bearded dragon succulents as long as you stick to the non toxix ones.
  • Succulents are good for bearded dragons and can be fed to them. You need to watch out though as they are watery and too much of them can give diarrhea to your pet.

What plants can I put around my bearded dragon?

If you’re wondering what plants to put around your bearded dragon, there are plenty of safe options.

Succulents are a great choice because they’re low-maintenance and won’t require much extra care (they don’t need soil, water or fertilizer).

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But before planting anything, it’s important to make sure the plant isn’t poisonous for your bearded dragon.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) [1] lists several common houseplants that are toxic to pets on its website.

You can also look up information about specific plants by searching online or checking with an expert at your local pet store.

In Summary

The answer is, yes, it is safe. Bearded dragons love to eat cactus and succulent plants so it shouldn’t be a problem, however do note that not all succulents are safe to feed your bearded dragon.

Some succulents contain chemicals that are poisonous to bearded dragons, so make sure you do your research and find a species of succulent that’s safe for them.



[1] Are Succulents Safe to Have Around Pets