Can Bearded Dragons Eat Watermelon?

Yes, bearded dragons can eat watermelon and other melons as well. But to stay on the safe side, make sure you don’t feed it on a regular basis due to the water, acidic, sugar, and phosphorus content.

If you are looking for what to feed your beardie then read this detailed post on the bearded dragon diet.

How Often Can Bearded Dragons Eat Watermelons?

Let’s take a look at the nutritional data of watermelons and find out more.
When it comes to feeding your bearded dragon watermelons, acidic, calcium, water, phosphorus, protein, sugar, fat, and fiber content is of the most interest.

You will also need to consider the calcium: phosphorus ratio. For bearded dragons, 1:1 to 2:1 is the ideal ratio between calcium: phosphorus.

Nutritional value of Watermelon per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Nutrition Amount
Energy 127 kJ (30 kcal)
Carbohydrates
Sugar
Dietary Fiber
7.55 g
6.2 g
0.4 g
Fat0.15 g
Protein0.61 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
Thiamine (B1)
Riboflavin (B2)
Niacin (B3)
Pantothenic acid (B5)
Vitamin B6
Choline
Vitamin C
 
(4%) 28 μg
(3%) 303 μg
(3%) 0.033 mg
(2%) 0.021 mg
(1%) 0.178 mg
(4%) 0.221 mg
(3%) 0.045 mg
(1%) 4.1 mg
(10%) 8.1 mg
Minerals
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus Potassium
Sodium
Zinc
 
(1%) 7 mg
(2%) 0.24 mg
(3%) 10 mg
(2%) 0.038 mg
(2%) 11 mg
(0%) 1 mg
(1%) 0.1 mg
Other constituents
Water
Lycopene
 
91.45 g
4532 µg

Source: Wikipedia

As you can see in the table above, watermelon has a lot of water and disproportionate calcium: phosphorus ratio with a little acidic and some sugar content.

Based on the data presented above, can bearded dragons eat watermelons? Yes, bearded dragons can eat watermelon, but only on an occasional basis not on regular basis due to the water, acidic, sugar, and calcium: phosphorus ratio.

You can feed your bearded dragon watermelons once a few days. Just make sure you cut the watermelon into small pieces so the dragon can eat and digest it without a problem.

Find out here what you can feed and what you cannot feed your bearded dragons.

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.

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