Nutritious and colorful salads will include a variety of bearded dragon vegetables and ensure a healthy diet.

Bearded dragons are omnivores meaning they eat a combination of animals and plant based foods. If your young Beardie was still in the wild, its diet would comprise of 80% animal-based food and 20% plants, vegetables and fruit.  And your adult Beardie would prefer the reverse – with 80% plants, vegetables and fruit and 20% animal-based food.

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing bearded dragon vegetables and thus some vegetables should be avoided.  For example, you will often see that bearded dragons love salads. And when most people think of salads they think of lettuce. While it is ok to feed feeder insects romaine lettuce, because lettuce is 90% water, it holds almost no nutritious value for dragons. So at Raisng Bearded Dragons it is one of the bearded dragon vegetables we recommend you avoid feeding your beardie.

Other bearded dragon vegetables and fruits to avoid include cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and avocados.

Best bearded dragon vegetables

Given their nutritional value, some of the best bearded dragon vegetables include dark leafy greens such as mustard greens, collard greens and dandelions (the greens not the flowers). They serve as a great base for salads. And being that beardies can see in color, it is great to add a little butternut squash, chopped up green beans and red bell pepper for color enhancement. This makes the salad more appealing.

Finally, never use salad dressing. It seems like common sense, yet some people try it as part of their natural instinct. Instead you should sprinkle a little Repashy Super Veggie on top of your bearded dragon vegetables and salad.This supplement adds nutritional value as well as balances everything out.

This is just a small sampling of bearded dragon vegetables which should be a staple in their diet. In our Raising Bearded Dragons Ultimate Care Guide we show you how to get your picky bearded dragons to eat their greens and veggies. Additionally, we have a super extensive food list that goes over the supplements you need to schedule as well as more of the different types of bearded dragon vegetables and insects that you can give to your bearded dragon – occasionally, rarely or as a staple.


Having a proper bearded dragon diet is essential to having a happy and healthy bearded dragon! However, it’s only one small aspect of their care.  Pick up your copy of the comprehensive and easy to understand RBD: The Ultimate Care Guide! This guide is packed with an engaging video series, ebook, food list, and much more! All to teach you how to raise the healthiest, most delightful bearded dragon on the planet. Click here to pick up your copy of the #1 Amazon Best Seller: RBD: The Ultimate Care Guide!

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