Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by israel
Hi guys, have you been wondering or even asking the question, “can bearded dragons eat pears?” In this blog post, I will tell you if bearded dragons can actually eat pears and the advantages/disadvantages of feeding pears to bearded dragons.
What Are Bearded Dragons?
Pogona is a genus of reptiles containing six lizard species which are often known by the common name bearded dragons.Wikipedia
What Are Pears?
Pears are fruits produced and consumed around the world, growing on a tree and harvested in the Northern Hemisphere in late summer into October. The pear tree and shrub are a species of genus Pyrus, in the family Rosaceae, bearing the pomaceous fruit of the same name.Wikipedia
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pears?
Yes, bearded dragons can eat pears; pears provide a large variety of nutrients, e.g., vitamins A and C to bearded dragons, and bearded dragons do enjoy eating them. It is essential to know that pears contain fruity acid and can be dangerous to bearded dragons when over-consumed.
Apart from the fact that pears contain a lot of vitamins and provide a lot of nutrition to bearded dragons, it is also essential to know that bearded dragons actually love eating pears.
Pears can serve as a great side dish for your bearded dragons, they would love it but you should be careful not to feed them too much.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pear Skin or Peel (Back of Pear)?
Yes, bearded dragons can eat the back/peels of pears, however, it is advisable to wash the back of pears before feeding them to your bearded dragons. The peels (back) of pears may contain many chemicals, as some companies use chemicals to preserve fruits so please ensure to clean them well.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pear Seeds?
No, bearded dragons shouldn’t eat pear seeds. Pear seeds contain cyanide a powerful toxin that causes nausea stomach upset e.t.c although it is in small quantities, prevention is better than cure.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pears Leaves?
Yes, bearded dragons can eat pear leaves, however, they should eat them moderately. pear leaves contain a high amount of calcium so they should be eaten moderately. Ensure the pear leaves you feed to your bearded dragons are clean and haven’t been sprayed with insecticides.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Canned Pears?
No, bearded dragons shouldn’t eat canned pears. Canned pears contain preservatives and other artificial juices which are detrimental to the state of health of your bearded dragons. Canned pears also contain excess sugar which can cause stomach upset in bearded dragons.
What Nutrients Do Pears Contain?
Pears offer a variety of nutrients and vitamins to both humans and animals (bearded dragons in particular) here are a few of the nutrients that can be found in 100g of pears.
- Vitamin C (6 mg)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (4.4ug)
- Potassium (116mg)
- Proteins (0.36g)
- Sugar (9.75g)
- Fat (0.14g)
There are many more vitamins and nutrients in pears the above list is just a few of them.
Advantages Of Feeding Your Bearded Dragons Pears (Health Benefits)
There are many health benefits of feeding pears to your bearded dragons, here are some of the major health benefits of feeding pears to your bearded dragons.
- It aids digestion.
- It increases blood flow.
- It builds white blood cells.
- It strengthens the heart.
- Stronger Muscles: Pears are rich in fiber and they help build and develop stronger muscles for our bearded dragons and human in general.
- Stronger Bones: Pears contain a fair portion of calcium, calcium helps build the bones. so pears do help in strengthening the bones of humans and bearded dragons.
- Longer Life: Fruits, Pears in particular can increase the life span of bearded dragons because of the additional vitamins that pears provide.
Disadvantages of OverFeeding Pears To Your Bearded Dragons
In as much as pears provide a lot of vitamins and nutrients to bearded dragons, it is very very dangerous to feed a lot of pears to your bearded dragons, here are some of the disadvantages of feeding your bearded dragons too many pears.
- Stomach Upset: Pears contain too much sugar and citric acid which can cause stomach upset when consumed in much/large quantities.
- Stooling: Your bearded dragons can start stooling frequently whenever it consumes too many pears.
How Often Should I Feed My Bearded Dragons pears?
For Adult Rabbits:
You can give an adult bearded dragon a maximum of 2 pears in a week, It shouldn’t exceed this number to reduce the risk of overfeeding.
For Young Rabbits:
You should feed a young or baby bearded dragon a maximum of one pear per week so as not to cause stomach upset for them.
Steps In Feeding A Bearded Dragons Pears
- Select and pick only fresh, ripe pears.
- Wash pear leaves and back with clean water properly and thoroughly.
- Cut the pear into tiny chewable bits
- Dish on a clean plate or bow
Can Bearded Dragons And Guinea Pigs Eat Pears?
Yes, both bearded dragons and guinea pigs can eat pears, but they should eat them moderately, too many pears can harm both your guinea pig and bearded dragons.
READ: Do Beavers Eat Fish?
What Fruits Can I Feed My Bearded Dragon?
Bearded Dragon can eat a variety of fruits, these fruits should be consumed moderately and not too much, some of the fruits your bearded dragon can eat include
- bananas e.t.c
Conclusion On Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pears?
From this blog post, we can say that the answer to the question “Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pears?” is Yes, bearded dragons can eat pears; pears provide a large variety of nutrients, e.g., vitamins A and C to bearded dragons, and bearded dragons enjoy eating them. It is essential to know that pears contain fruity acid and can be dangerous to bearded dragons when over-consumed.
Pears provide lots of nutrients and vitamins but should be fed moderately to your bearded dragon
This post was written by Israel for Animals District