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Can Uromastyx eat Kale?

Uramastyx and Kale
Uramastyx vs Kale

Kale is a healthy food for your uromastyx lizard. 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 is higher in calcium and can be absorbed by your lizard.

Also, unlike other types of lettuce that consist mostly of water, kale is very nutrient dense and also provides vitamin A, C, K, potassium, manganese and magnesium! As far as leafy vegetables go, kale is the best food you can add to your uromatyx’s diet on a (nearly) daily basis.

Oxalate and gaitrogen content

Kale contains a small amount of oxalates and gaitrogens, but you can feed it regularly without concern. For comparison, spinach contains 48 times more oxalates than kale. Ideally, try to alternate kale with other dark leafy greens and smaller amounts of vegetables, grains, legumes and fruits for a complete and varied diet.

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