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Can tegus eat bananas?

Can tegus eat bananas?

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 highest in sugar 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.

Banana peels

Banana peels are edible and you can also feed them to your tegu, although it is best to only do so with organic bananas to avoid having your pet exposed to pesticides.

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