Can Bearded Dragons Eat Carrots? Things You Should Know

Yes, bearded dragons can eat carrots. Carrots are a great source of nutrition and vitamins, especially Vitamin A and Beta-carotene which is great for bearded dragons.

However, you need to be very careful with feeding carrots to your bearded dragon if it is also getting Vitamin A supplements. Because feeding your bearded dragon both Vitamin A supplements and Carrots can cause Vitamin A toxicity.

If your bearded dragon is receiving Vitamin A as a supplement, you should be careful with feeding anything that is rich in Vitamin A (like carrots).

See the full list of food you can feed your bearded dragon.

Raw Carrot Nutritional Stats

(% indicates the amount of HUMAN daily intake for reference only)
Carrot Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz.)

Nutrition Amount
Energy173 kJ (41 kcal)
Carbohydrates9.6 g
Sugars4.7 g
Dietary fibre2.8 g
Fat0.24 g
Protein0.93 g
Vitamin A equiv.835 μg (104%)
beta-carotene8285 μg (77%)
lutein and zeaxanthin256 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1)0.066 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2)0.058 mg (5%)
Niacin (vit. B3)0.983 mg (7%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.273 mg (5%)
Vitamin B60.138 mg (11%)
Folate (vit. B9)19 μg (5%)
Vitamin C5.9 mg (7%)
Vitamin E0.66 mg (4%)
Calcium33 mg (3%)
Iron0.3 mg (2%)
Magnesium12 mg (3%)
Manganese0.143 mg (7%)
Phosphorus35 mg (5%)
Potassium320 mg (7%)
Sodium69 mg (5%)
Zinc0.24 mg (3%)
Fluoride3.2 µg

Carrots can influence the coloration in bearded dragons, providing for a deeper, richer, and most importantly healthier skin condition.

Things to Avoid When Feeding Your Bearded Dragon Carrots

DON’T use baby carrots. While this is not always the case but most of the times preservatives are used to keep baby carrots appearing fresh. These preservatives are harmful to bearded dragons. To avoid any preservatives, always go for a fresh whole carrot.

How to Prepare Carrots for Bearded Dragons?

A cheese grater with a medium-size grate is one of the best tools you can use to prepare carrots for bearded dragons to consume. The cheese grater will make the tedious work an easy job.

Cut the carrot into longer stringy stands no more than 1.5 inches long. Avoid cutting into any other shapes as it will become difficult for your beardie to swallow.

How Often to Feed Your Dragon Carrots?

Carrots aren’t really a staple to dragon’s diets. Because out in the wild, we don’t think they would come across any carrots. So, you don’t need to feed your bearded dragon carrots on regular basis.

You can feed them carrots about 5 to 7 times a month. This way they will get plenty of additional nutritional value carrots to provide without going overboard.

Truthfully, carrots don’t offer any great risk of toxicity for your bearded dragon, and you could technically feed them carrots in every salad without harm. But it can be harmful if they are getting Vitamin A supplements as it will cause Vitamin A toxicity.

About Tariq Aziz

I am working as Chief editor at MY BEARDIES. I have been working in the publishing business for over a decade now. I love reptiles and I love talking about them. I have years of experience in herpetoculture. I have cared for many reptiles including bearded dragons, geckos, and skinks since childhood.

Leave a Comment