Can Bearded Dragons Eat Popcorn? (The Risks!)

No, bearded dragons shouldn’t eat popcorn as it doesn’t offer much nutritional value to your pet beardies.

Popcorn is made from corn kernels, which is a starchy vegetable that only bearded dragons could ever get excited about.

The problem with popcorn (unless you’re buying organic or popping your own) is that it’s usually saturated in butter and salt. These two ingredients are two reasons why bearded dragons should never eat popcorn.

Saturated or unsaturated fat is a type of dietary fat that stays solid at room temperature.

Popcorn is usually saturated with butter, which can make it dangerous for bearded dragons to eat because the food they’re eating has a high amount of saturated fats.

This not only risks causing obesity in your beardie but also heart disease and other potential health problems.

I mean, even low-sodium popcorn is still high in saturated fats compared to other vegetables that bearded dragons can eat.