Can Bearded Dragons Eat Cucumber Seeds? (Benefits/Risks)

Yes, bearded dragons can eat cucumber seeds. Bearded dragons can eat cucumber seeds as part of their diet, but only small amounts at a time.

Cucumbers (like other vegetables) are nutritious and an important source of vitamins and minerals in the bearded dragon’s diet.

The primary reason why it is not a good idea for bearded dragons to eat cucumber seeds is that they can irritate their digestive system, and they can also be a choking hazard.

Bearded dragons cannot digest the compounds in cucumber seeds, which causes them to swell and could cause intestinal blockage or impaction.

One cucumber seed is too large for a baby bearded dragon to swallow and could be a choking hazard.

Two or three cucumbers seeds can cause problems in an adult bearded dragon, but they would need to eat many more before experiencing any issues.

Are cucumber seeds good for beardies?

Bearded dragons can eat cucumber seeds, but only in very small amounts.

Cucumbers have a high water content, which is important for bearded dragons to avoid dehydration. The seeds of the cucumber are edible too.

When whole cucumbers or large chunks of them are fed to bearded dragons, they swallow most of the flesh and only the seeds are left.

Bearded dragons can eat cucumber seeds, but it is better not to feed them to your bearded dragon on a regular basis.

Cucumber seeds contain cucurbitacins which are toxic compounds for humans and some animals. They cause discomfort in the stomach where they irritate the lining of the digestive system.

In some cases, cucurbitacins can cause the intestines to stop working and a temporary blockage occurs. The swelling of the seeds also presents a choking hazard for bearded dragons so it is better not to feed them cucumber seeds.