Can bearded dragons eat plums safely?

I always eat plums myself and have them in the house. When my bearded dragon was out the other day, he got a piece from the floor that I had dropped and ate it now I am a bit worried that he could end up sick from it. Does anyone know if bearded dragons can eat plums without any health risks? 

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July 18, 2020 1:06 AM

As long as you remove the pit and only feed it to them on occasion, yeah. Think of it as a once or twice a week treat. Make sure the pieces are cut small enough to manage as well.

July 22, 2020 12:02 AM

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Plums are healthy but should always be considered a treat. Fruit that has a lot of sugar in it should only be fed to them once or twice a week. I like to give mine a small fruit salad 2 days a week and the rest of the days are nothing but veg.

July 25, 2020 1:48 AM

My dragon never liked plums. He will put it in his mouth and spit it out and just make a mess with it. He doesn't seem to like very many fruits. He loves bananas though. He always tries to steal mine if I am eating one in front of him and he is not in his enclosure.

July 25, 2020 2:05 AM

He will be fine. My friend's bearded dragon eat them now and then. If it was only one piece, I would not worry about it even if he needs to be on a reduced sugar diet.

July 27, 2020 1:27 AM
fae_cummerata: My dragon never liked plums. He will put it in his mouth and spit it out and just make a mess with it. He doesn't seem to like very many fruits. He loves bananas though. He always tries to steal mine if I am eating one in front of him and he is not in his enclosure.

@fae_cummerata I read on another forum, could have been reddit even, that someone else was saying their dragon wouldn't eat them either. It turns out this was down to the pesticides being used on the fruit itself because a friend of his gave him a piece of one he got from a local farm and he ate it like a pig!

July 27, 2020 10:55 PM

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It is a fruit they seem to either really enjoy or show no interest in from what I have heard. A man at the pet store has 3 of them and only 1 will eat fruit like this.

July 28, 2020 3:04 AM

I think they are fine but just not too much of it. A lot of fruit like plums are high in sugar and their diet should mainly focus on vegetables.

July 29, 2020 1:30 AM

Plums are safe. I think most fruit is safe really but you just can't overdue it. I have always heard to just avoid acidic fruits like oranges, lemons, and the like as this can cause mouth sores.

July 31, 2020 2:28 AM

I tried giving plum to my dragons a few days ago, neither of them wanted it. Not even a bite, just a sniff.


Oh well, I'll eat them instead!

August 5, 2020 11:45 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm relieved!

I'll give him a little plum now and then when I have one as he seems to enjoy it.

August 6, 2020 12:05 AM