Can Bearded Dragons Eat Green Onions? (See What Happens)

can bearded dragons eat green onions

Trying to find your bearded dragon healthy alternatives outside of his/her staple diet can be hard. While green onions seem like they fit the mold of a healthy treat because they’re green and light, you SHOULD NOT feed your bearded dragon green onions.

Green onions are potentially toxic for your bearded dragon, containing high levels of acidity. No onions in general, whether green, mature, etc., should ever be fed to your bearded dragon. Check out the vegetable.

Is it safe for bearded dragons to eat green onions

Pros of Feeding My Bearded Dragon Green Onions

None to mention. If you want to ignore our advice and insist on feeding your bearded dragon green onions, be sure to remove all of the outer layers. Feed only the white and light green parts of the onion. Consuming too much of it can lead to health problems for your bearded dragon, such as toxicity issues.

Cons of Feeding My Bearded Dragon Green Onions

1. The high acid content of green onions can cause intestinal issues for your bearded dragons such as stomach ulcers and blisters.

2. Green onions may also impact your bearded dragon’s liver and kidneys if fed too often or in large quantities.

3. Feeding your bearded dragon green onions will not actively benefit it in any way, shape, or form; they’re an all-around bad treat to feed them and can do more harm than good.

4. Weight gain: It’s common sense that feeding too many treats like this is going to cause your bearded dragon to become overweight, which already puts him/her at risk of the above health conditions without adding weight gain on top of it all as well as encouraging specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Vegetables Bearded Dragons Can Consume

What Should I Feed My Bearded Dragon Instead Of Green Onions?

Feeding your bearded dragon something comparable to green onions would be romaine lettuce or dandelion greens. Other options include kale, turnip greens, mustard greens, watercress, bok choy and cabbage.

You should also feed these leafy greens to prevent any health-related issues from occurring due to lack of proper nutrients in their diets.

Bearded Dragons are omnivores so feel free to feed your bearded dragon crickets or other insects at least once a week for added protein. You may also go the extra mile and train them to eat dead mice if you’d like, although this is not necessary at all!

Final Thoughts

Green onions are NOT a food you should be feeding your bearded dragon because they are simply too acidic and can cause health problems for your pet. It’s much better to stick to the leafy greens we mentioned above instead!

Rich Hansen

I'm a long time Bearded Dragon owner. I currently have two Bearded Dragons, Sam and Dean. I'm also a huge fan of the show Supernatural.

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