Can Bearded Dragons Eat Grapes? Everything You Need to Know

Many bearded dragon owners often ask us: can bearded dragons eat grapes? Are grapes safe for bearded dragons to eat? In this post, we will answer this question and explain how many grapes you can safely feed your beardie.

Yes, bearded dragons can eat grapes occasionally (a grape or two once a week). Grapes are high in fiber which is great for your dragon but it is also high in sugar and oxalates which could harm your dragon. So, you don’t want to feed it to your beardie too often.

How Often Can Bearded Dragons Have Grapes?

If your bearded dragons are healthy, you can feed them a grape or two once a week without any worries. However, if your beardie is suffering from obesity, diabetes, or a similar health concern, then you should not be feeding them grapes more than once a month. Always consult with your vet before making any changes to your pet’s diet especially when sick.

What’s Good About Grapes for Beardies?


Grapes are an incredibly convenient (and cheap) food that offers many key benefits for bearded dragons.

  • Grapes contain fiber which helps in digestion and also prevents constipation
  • It has a low acid level, therefore it won’t cause mouth burn or stomach lining damage like some citrus fruits or other meals with greater acid content.
  • Antioxidants, particularly those found in the skin of red grapes, can reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and even keep your dragon’s allergies from developing.
  • Grapes contain around 45-68% water which helps keep beardies hydrated and improve kidney functions.
  • It also contains potassium which helps regulate blood pressure.

What’s Bad About Grapes for Beardies?


Here are the main reasons why bearded dragons cannot eat grapes as a staple food.

Grapes contain Oxalates (a type of acid) that bind with calcium in a bearded dragon’s body. Therefore, even if your beardie consumes a diet hi