Reptile Food Chart Guest Article by Dr. Bogoslavsky

Authored by Dr. Bogoslavsky of  Animal Veterinary Hospital of Orlando

Reptile Food Chart

Good Moderate Poor
Turnip Greens Carrot Tops Lettuce(head,iceberg)***
Mustard Greens Green Beans Romaine Lettuce***
Collard Greens Asparagus Zuchinni
Dandelion Greens Yellow Squash Broccoli*
Broccoli Leaves Sweet Potato Brussel Sprouts*
Parsley Bok Choy* Cauliflower*
Endive Kale* Radish*
Escarole Chard** Beets**
Water Cress Yams Cucumber
Kaboucha Squash Turnips* Spinach**
Acorn Squash Okra Carrots***
Butternut Squash Green Peppers Cabbage*
Parsnip Rutabaga* Sprouts*
Snap Peas Daisies Mushrooms
Snow Peas Carnations Tomatoes
Hibiscus Geraniums Celery Stalk**
Rose Petals Kiwi Frozen Vegetables
Nasturtiums Plum Tofu
Despined Cactus pads Pear Apples
Figs Apricots Watermelon
Papaya Raspberries Grapes***
Mango Strawberries Banana***
Citrus Fruits Cantaloupe

Green Turtle Face Drawing

*-These food items can cause thyroid problems, and if fed, should be fed in small amounts.
**-These items contain oxalic acid, and if fed should be fed in small amounts.
***-These items contain large amounts of tannin, and if fed, should be fed in small amounts.

Dr. Bruce’s Herbivore Diet (Iguanas, Bearded Dragons, Skinks, & Chuckwallas)

60% Dark Leafy Vegetables (Greens, Broccoli Leaves, Endive, Escarole)
15% Orange-fleshed Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Kaboucha, Pumpkin, Spaghetti)
15% Other vegetables (parsnips, Snow Peas, Snap Peas, Green Beans, Carrot Tops)
10% Flowers and Fruits (Hibiscus, Rose, Dandelion, Fig, Papaya, Mango)

Avoid Feeding these Toxic Items to your Reptile

Seed from: Apples, Apricots, Cherries,Nectarines, Peaches or Pears.
Avocado, Eggplant, Rhubarb, Rosemary, or Sage.
Azalea, Buttercup, Daffodil, Lilly of the Valley, Marijuana, or Tulip.

Dr. Bogoslavsky DVM Animal Veterinary Hospital of Orlando