Can Bearded Dragons Eat Oranges?

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Oranges?

11th Sep 2023

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Oranges?

Many people eat oranges regularly as a great source of Vitamin C–but can your bearded dragon enjoy them too? Oranges are high in natural sugars and citric acid, which can be difficult for bearded dragons to digest in large quantities. If you do want to give your beardie a taste of an orange, make sure you only do so occasionally and in very small amounts.

  • Remove Seeds and Peel: Never offer your bearded dragon a whole orange or even a slice. Any seeds and peel need to be removed before feeding the orange to your pet. The seeds are a choking hazard and the peel is tough to digest.
  • Moderation: Oranges, pineapples, and other fruits should be considered a treat, not a diet staple. Make sure the majority of their diet is appropriate feeder insects like Dubia roacheswaxworms, and mealworms, as well as leafy greens. Feeding your bearded dragon too much fruit can impact his oral health.
  • Use Your Judgment: If you notice your bearded dragon having an adverse reaction to oranges or any other type of fruit, discontinue feeding it immediately. Unfortunately, just because you really enjoy eating citrus doesn’t mean you can regularly share with your pet.

Provide Your Bearded Dragon With a Well-Rounded Diet

Fruit is only a small portion of your bearded dragon’s overall diet. They should primarily be eating insects—and ABDragons has that covered. We provide a variety of high-quality feeder insects in different sizes and quantities to meet your specific feeding needs.

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