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    Question Broccoli?

    I have a 8" Bearded Dragon named Xena.
    I had a Jacksons Chameleon but she recently passed and my wife bought me a Dragon. I've always admired them and have had a manual on them for years so i've done alot of research. But my question is why i've not seen anything on feeding dragons broccoli.






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    Re: Broccoli?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac View Post
    I have a 8" Bearded Dragon named Xena.
    I had a Jacksons Chameleon but she recently passed and my wife bought me a Dragon. I've always admired them and have had a manual on them for years so i've done alot of research. But my question is why i've not seen anything on feeding dragons broccoli.
    Check out www.beautifuldragons.com diet section!

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    Re: Broccoli?

    You don't see a lot written about it because Broccoli (along with Kale, and spinach) are all vegetables that can be harmful to Bearded Dragons. Those foods should be fed VERY sparingly, or to be on the safeside, they can be avoided completely...the link provided above shows a good list of staple foods...
    Personally, I just buy fresh collard, mustard and turnip greens..(whichever one is on sale for the week...I'm fortunate in that all the staple greens grow in my area and are available year-long at our grocery.)
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    Re: Broccoli?

    Kale is actually okay. It doesn't create gas in a dragon's stomach like broccoli, peas and spinach do.
    Bearded Dragons can't expel gas like we can, so it just builds up in their bellies and can cause serious internal damage.
    Jenn

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    Smile Re: Broccoli?

    Thanks for your response on Broccoli.
    He will never get Broccoli again.
    I buy my Calcium from Beautiful dragons. I guess I should have read everything in their website,
    it has more information than you can imagine.
    Congrats hennisntacanibal and God Bless you and yours on your marriage to be.

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    Re: Broccoli?

    Quote Originally Posted by hennisntacanibal View Post
    Kale is actually okay. It doesn't create gas in a dragon's stomach like broccoli, peas and spinach do.
    Bearded Dragons can't expel gas like we can, so it just builds up in their bellies and can cause serious internal damage.
    I totaly agree with kale being ok!!
    I have even started to offer it more to my Iguana's on a "Fairly" regular basis when trying to switch out the diet. Has an awesome Calcium to Phosophorus ratio of 2.4:1, high in vitamin A and only moderate in Oxalates and goitrogens. So as long as it is not the only thing that is fed and the other stuff is in good proportions, they will/should offset any of the stuff that would be of concern.

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