Tegus can eat bananas, although it is not one of the healthiest food choices for them. Bananas are nutrient rich, contain vitamin A and C, potassium, antioxidants and minerals, however they are also high in phosphorus which can impact your tegu’s ability to absorb calcium and make it prone to illness.
It is best not to feed bananas to your tegu on a daily basis and to make sure to complement its diet with calcium supplements in order to avoid any nutrient deficiency.
What’s more, bananas are also some of the fruits with the highest sugar content out there, so they should be fed in moderation. You can eat half of the banana yourself, and feed the remaining half to your pet.
Can tegus eat banana peels?
Banana peels are technically edible and you can feed them to your tegu, although it is best to only do so with organic bananas to avoid having your pet exposed to harmful pesticides. Banana peels are a good source of fibers but you should not feed them too often as too much fiber can lead to impaction issues.
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