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Can tegus eat kale?

Kale is a healthy food choice for your tegu. Unlike other dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach which are high in phosphorus and oxalates, kale has a calcium ratio of 2.4:1, which means it’s higher in calcium and it can actually be absorbed by your pet lizard.

And unlike other types of lettuce which are mostly made of water, kale is very nutrient dense, providing also vitamin A, C, K, potassium, manganese, and magnesium! As far as leafy greens go, kale is the best food you can add to your tegu’s diet. 

Can tegus eat kale?

Oxalate and gaitrogens content

Kale does contain a small amount of oxalates and gaitrogens, but as long as you don’t feed it to your tegu on a daily basis, you have nothing to worry about. Even feeding it every couple of days should be fine. For comparison, spinach contains 48 times more oxalates than kale.


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