Fruits and vegetables for pogonas

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The bearded dragon, Pogona vitticeps, also known as pogona, is a lizard native to the desert and pre-desert areas of Australia. There are 8 subspecies.

The bearded dragon's diet is omnivorous, and it is very convenient for its health that it be nourished in a varied way. The basic diet consists of insects, larvae, worms and snails (very convenient for the amount of calcium they provide).

However, in this AnimalWised post we will refer only to the various varieties of fruits and vegetables for pogonas, suitable for consumption.

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Recommended regular fruits

To start talking about fruits and vegetables for pogonas, we will detail some fruits that, due to their digestibility or their properties, are more recommended. frequent consumption. We list them below:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Blackberries
  • Figs
  • Raspberries
  • Apricot
  • Mango
  • Papayas
  • Tangerines
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapes
  • Khaki
  • Figs

Must remove all seeds and bones of the aforementioned fruits since they are toxic and can cause a serious health problem in our pogona. It will also be convenient remove the skin from some fruits or wash them thoroughly before offering them as they are very sensitive to chemicals used in crops.

Recommended regular vegetables

The vegetables whose consumption by the bearded dragon can be frequent are:

  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Alfalfa
  • Celery
  • Asparagus
  • Peppers
  • Leeks
  • Pumpkin
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet potato
  • Canons
  • Arugula
  • Green beans
  • Endives
  • Soy
  • Watercress
  • Thistle


We must emphasize that carrot consumption, due to its high carotene content, causes pogona to have the brightest colors. On the other hand, as we have commented in the case of fruits, we must remove the seeds of the peppers. Finally, comment that cabbage is one of the most suitable foods for pogona..

Flowers and vegetable preparation

Pogonas also like flowers. Some of them are:

  • Dandelion
  • Hibiscus
  • Daffodils
  • Violets
  • Grapes flowers
  • Rose petals
  • Alfafa flowers
  • Geraniums
  • Daisies

Flowers they must not come from florists, since they are usually treated with artificial preservatives harmful to pogona. It is best to plant them at home and treat them with organic products of natural origin..

Moderate use vegetables

There are some fruits and vegetables that bearded dragons should be given in moderation. Some of them are:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Turnips

All these foods contain oxalates, elements that inhibit the absorption of calcium and weaken the bones of the bearded dragon. They should not be offered on a regular basis in any case, only as a punctual food.

Tips for preparing plant foods

All vegetables must be well washed under the tap and cut into small pieces so that the pogona does not choke. A correct measure is that the pieces do not exceed the distance between eyes from the pogona.

If the bearded dragon does not consume snails that provide calcium for the bones, a good solution is to grate some of the cuttlefish bone with a grater, over the food that the pogona is going to consume.

Unsuitable food

There are a number of foods that must never be supplied bearded dragons. Some examples of them are:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Eggplant
  • Cherries
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Sugar in general

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