Can Bearded Dragons Eat Bacon? (The Risks!)

No, bearded dragons shouldn’t eat bacon as they can’t digest it properly. Bacon is made from pork, which contains high levels of fat and cholesterol.

Bacon can be easy to digest if the pork was healthy and free of preservatives, but that’s not very common.

Bearded dragons are omnivores which means they eat both meat and vegetables, but bacon is only made from meat, with no vegetables added.

Is there a way I can make bacon edible for beardies?

Bacon can technically be made healthy by removing the fat and adding vegetables to it, but that’s a lot of work. It might be better if you feed your bearded dragon something else like:

Nutrient-rich (carrots, yellow squash, and red bell peppers) and low-fat fruit (berries, apple, or banana).

What are some healthy bacon alternatives for beardies?

Bearded dragons eat a lot of greens (lettuce, spinach, and kale), but there are other types of vegetables like cucumbers, zucchini, and bell peppers.

You can also feed them fruits like apples, plums, and papaya; you can even give them fruit baby food.