When I first got my beardie, he was just a baby. He had never been fed dill weed before and his stomach wasn’t fully developed yet. His tummy kept getting upset with him so one day when it happened again I thought to myself “I wonder if bearded dragons eat dill weed?”
My husband bought me some dill weed as a gift because they both love the smell of fresh parsley but we were unsure what to feed it to our beardie so we decided to ask on the forum.
This article will tell you everything you need to know about giving your bearded dragon dill weed and what signs of illness it might be causing in your pet.
Can Bearded Dragons Eat Dill?
Bearded dragons like to eat dill weed, but it’s not a good idea. It can be harmful to the bearded dragon if they consume too much of the herb. Bearded dragons tend to enjoy eating things that are high in calcium and iron as well as low in phosphorus. Dill is also high in phosphorus which makes it an unsuitable food for them.
Dill can help with digestion and other health benefits, but beardies need more of a balanced diet than what dill offers. Overall, dill is not a viable food choice for bearded dragons.
The adult diet should be 80% plant life and 20% insects. However, the juvenile diet is composed of only 20% plants and 80 % insects. These two diets are important to maintain a healthy bearded dragon’s health as well as its growth rate.
What are the compounds found in dill?
Dill is a herb that has been used by humans and animals alike. It contains calcium, phosphorus, protein, fat, sugar and water for bearded dragons.
Dill weed is a common herb that has many components including folate, riboflavin and manganese. These compounds are useful for bearded dragons because they can be found in plants like dill weed.
However, owners should bear in mind that these nutrients may not make up the majority of their diet as some other sources provide more nutritional value than this plant does.
Things to Consider When Caring for Bearded Dragons
Bearded dragons need to have their water changed regularly, and they should be given enough food. It is important that the bearded dragon’s enclosure has a swimming pool with fresh water in it.
The recommended daily diet for bearded dragons is composed of 60% insects and 40% vegetables. Fruits that are high in water content should be avoided, as they can cause constipation.
Water-rich fruits and vegetables should be avoided as they can cause constipation. Bearded dragons need water to live. Too much food could lead to dehydration and diarrhoea- a bad combination for the bearded dragon. It is ironic that they can die from diarrhoea while being so unintentionally disgusting!
Regulated Fruit Consumption
Fruit, like dill weed, should be given sparingly to bearded dragons. Examples of fruits not good for a bearded dragon are bananas and kiwi because they have high sugar content.
Beards are a great way to show off your personal style. However, this can be challenging when you have fruit-based allergies. In order for people with these allergies to feel safe eating at restaurants and bars that serve fruits, the list of acceptable fruits needs to be regulated so it is clear what foods will not cause an allergic reaction or any health risks.
Limit Spices and Herbs Too
Bearded dragons are omnivorous. However, some herbs and spices may not be suitable for bearded dragons. In addition, there is a limit of how many different types of ingredients can be used in the same meal depending on the diet plan provided by the caretaker.
Although beard dragons may enjoy some spices and herbs, it is important to remember that they are still a dragon. Some human foods like garlic can be too strong for the little guys.