Can Bearded Dragons Eat Pumpkin? (Benefits/Risks)

Yes, bearded dragons can eat pumpkin in moderation, or sometimes as a treat. Because pumpkins are low in nutrition and also have an imbalance in the calcium to phosphorus content.

Pumpkin has high water content and very little nutritional value. It is mostly fiber, however, it does have some beneficial vitamins, such as vitamin C and A.

Though it’s hardly enough to make a difference in a bearded dragon’s diet.  

Pumpkin has an imbalance of calcium to phosphorus content. This means that bearded dragons who eat pumpkins can develop nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, which is not healthy.

Bearded dragons should not be fed pumpkin on a daily basis because it can cause stop growth, increase calcium in the blood and displace other foods in the bearded dragon’s diet that are necessary for it to survive.

Bearded dragons can eat pumpkin once or twice a month as treat.

Overall, pumpkins are not healthy for bearded dragons because of the imbalance in calcium to phosphorus content and water content. Pumpkins should only be fed on special occasions or as a treat.