We all love grapes as a treat, but can we feed them to our beardies? In other words, can bearded dragons eat green grapes?
The short answer is yes beardies can eat green grapes but in moderation.
Nutritional value of green grapes
Fruits such as green grapes are rich in vitamins and minerals. Indeed, grapes contain a high level of vitamin C and K in addition to vitamin B6, potassium and manganese.
A serving of ½ cup of green grapes contains 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein and 14 grams of carbohydrates.
Due to its high content of sugar, it is not recommended to eat too many grapes so neither should your pet. This is especially true if your beardie has a fructose intolerance.
Are green grapes good for bearded dragons?
According to webmd , green grapes offer many health benefits for both humans and pets.
Adding grapes to your bearded dragon’s diet can help with weight management. Indeed, grapes contain resveratrol, a chemical compound known to help the body increase energy levels by metabolizing fatty acids.
Furthermore, green grapes help lower blood pressure due to their high potassium levels.
Do you have to peel grapes for bearded dragons?
No you don’t have to peel grapes for beardies. They can eat them whole but many beardie owners prefer to cut the grapes into small pieces.
It makes it easier for your pet to eat and not run the risk of choking on its food.
Make sure to remove the seeds before giving them to your bearded dragon.
You can also mix them with vegetables, especially when dealing with younger beardies.
Green grapes are vitamin and minerals rich fruits that you can feed to bearded dragons in moderation. Healthy beardies can eat a grape or two once a week. Please consult a vet if you have any concerns about the health of your beardie.
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