Can Bearded Dragons Eat Yellow Peppers?

can bearded dragons eat yellow peppers

You can add nutrients to your diet with bell peppers. You may also be tempted to share the same with your beardie pet. But can bearded dragons eat yellow peppers? Yes, bearded dragons can eat bell peppers. You need to feed them in moderation though.


Is bell pepper good for bearded dragons?

Bell peppers lack of capsaicin, the chemical responsible for heat in most peppers. This implies that bell peppers are not a threat to the health of your pet.

Our research and findings show that your beardie can get the following nutrients from bell peppers:

  • Vitamins

Vitamins are good for your bearded dragon’s health. Bell peppers contain multiple vitamins such as A, C, B6, B9, E, K1. All these vitamins boost your pet’s immune system, prevent inflammation as well as strengthen its bones.


  • Minerals

Potassium is an important mineral in peppers which is beneficial for your beardie’s heart.


According to the USDA [1], bell peppers are made up of 92% water which help with hydration.

In short, bell peppers provide your beardie with lots of water and vitamins. They are a good component of bearded dragon’s diet.     


What kind of peppers can bearded dragons eat?


Bearded dragons can eat green, red and yellow bell peppers. Red bell peppers maybe preferred though over green and yellow.

Just ensure that you don’t feed them every day with bell peppers.

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How do I feed my bearded dragon bell peppers?


You need to cut bell peppers into small pieces before offering them to your beardie.

Hereunder few tips to get you started:

  • Pick fresh organic bell peppers
  • Wall them thoroughly
  • Remove seeds and membranes
  • Slice the bell peppers into very small pieces and add them to your beardie’s green leaf such as salad of others. They can eat them alone as well if need be.



Yes bearded dragons can eat yellow peppers but it should be a treat. This mean you should feed them occasionally. Pick and choose bell peppers wisely and if possible go for the green ones, which are more nutritious.

Wondering what other vegetables to serve your bearded dragon?

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