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Can tegus eat berries?

Tegus love fruits and berries and it is perfectly safe to feed blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry to your pet tegu.

Tegu with raspberries, black berries, blackcurrants, blueberries and strawberries
Tegu vs all the berries

Berries in general are surprisingly low in sugar so you do not need to worry about feeding them regularly (unlike other types of fruits), with the exception of strawberries which should be fed in moderation.

No more than 10% of your tegu’s diet should consist of fruits. In the case of Colombian tegus and juvenile Argentine tegus, it is best to feed even less fruits and provide instead more veggies and proteins.


Can tegus eat strawberries?

Strawberries are safe for tegus but should be fed in moderation because they contain high levels of oxalates and goitrogens.

Can tegus eat blueberries / blackberries / raspberries?

Yes. All berries are safe for tegus and can be part of a healthy diet as long as you don’t overfeed.

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