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Can tegus eat avocado?

Can tegu eat avocado?

There is not a lot of evidence of what happens if you feed avocado to a tegu, but general consensus is that you should NOT do it. Avocados are filled with considerable amounts of oxalic acid which is known to bind itself to minerals and vitamins to form oxalates, which reptiles often have issues getting rid of.

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This may lead to the formation of kidney stones and have a negative effect on your tegu’s ability to absorb calcium, eventually leading to metabolic bone disease. In addition to that, avocados contain a compound called persin which is known to be toxic to birds and some reptiles. Therefore no, it’s best not to feed avocado to a tegu.

Other lizards such as the bearded dragon are known to get ill and potentially die merely hours after eating avocado. Do not risk it!

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