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Can Tegus Eat Avocado?

Δεν υπάρχουν πολλά στοιχεία για το τι συμβαίνει εάν ταΐσετε αβοκάντο σε ένα tegu, but general consensus is that you should NOT do it.

Avocados are filled with considerable amounts of oxalic acid which is known to bind itself to minerals and vitamins to form oxalates, από τα οποία τα ερπετά έχουν συχνά προβλήματα να απαλλαγούν.

Αυτό έρχεται με ποικίλες επιπτώσεις στην υγεία, and can be potentially fatal for your pet.

Μπορεί ο tegu να φάει αβοκάντο?
Tegu vs Avocado
NutrientAmountClassification
Calories160High
Fat22.7 γραμμάριαVery high
Carbohydrates9 γραμμάριαNormal
Ινα7 γραμμάριαHigh
Ασβέστιο5 milligramsLow
Phosphorus52 milligramsNormal
Folate108.8 microgramsVery high
Nutritional value for 100g of avocado

Avocados are high in calories and fat, which can increase the risk of obesity in your pet.

But even feeding in moderation is discouraged due to other potential health risks:

The high oxalate content in avocados can lead to the formation of kidney stones and have a negative effect on your tegu’s ability to absorb calcium, eventually leading to μεταβολική νόσο των οστών.

In addition to that, avocados contain a compound called persin which is known to be toxic to birds and some reptiles. sfk

Other lizards such as the bearded dragon are known to get ill and potentially die merely hours after eating avocado.

Therefore no, it’s best not to feed avocado to a tegu. Do not risk it!


Can I feed my Tegu avocados?

Οχι, you should neer feed your tegu avocados.

Avocados contain a substance called oxalic acid, which is harmful and potentially dangerous for reptiles, including Tegus.

Υπάρχουν plenty of fruits that are suitable for a Tegu lizard’s diet, but avocado is one of the few that should be avoided at all times.

Are avocados toxic to Tegu lizards?

Ναί, avocados are toxic to Tegu lizards and all other reptiles.

They contain high amounts of oxalic acid, which can inhibit absorption of calcium and ultimately lead to metabolic bone disease and other life-threatening health complications in tegus.



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