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Can Blue-tongued Skinks Eat Grapes?

Blue-tongued skinks love sweet fruits, and grapes and dates are generally safe for them to eat in small amounts.

Thompson seedless grapes are the best choice because they are easy to digest and have a mild flavor that most skinks enjoy.

Blue-tongued skink with grapes
Blue-tongued skink and grapes

If you can only find grapes with seeds, be sure to slice them in half and remove the seeds before feeding them to your skink.

Indigestible seeds can cause impaction, which can be a serious health problem.

To feed grapes to your blue-tongued skink, wash them well and remove the seeds. Then, cut them into small pieces.

Serve them on a flat plate or shallow bowl and watch your skink closely while they eat to make sure they don’t choke.

Things to Consider

Grapes contain oxalates, which can bind to calcium and prevent its absorption. Therefore, grapes should be fed in moderation to avoid any health problems.

Grapes are also high in sugar, so they can contribute to obesity if fed too often.

It is best to offer grapes as an occasional treat rather than a regular part of your skink’s diet.

Blue-tongued skinks can enjoy a variety of grape varieties, including green, purple, red, black, pink, and yellow grapes.

However, seedless grapes are generally the safest and most enjoyable option for your skink.

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