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 EDIBLE for tortoises

most tortoises need some kind of plant, weed or flower to eat. Heres a list form another forum on what can be eaten and not...



FOODS NOT TO BE FED TO TORTOISES


1.African Violet

2.Asarabacca

3.Buckthorne

4.Busy Lizzie

5.Buttercups
This is a Bulbous Buttercup
This is a Creeping Buttercup
This is a Meadow Buttercup

6.Common Centuary (this is a protected species to gather)

7.Ferns

8.Foxgloves

9.French Marigold

10.Geranium

11.Gladioli

12.Heather

13.Herb Paris

14.Hypericum

15.Ivy

16.Meadow-rue

17.Mercury

18.Nightshade (Nightshade,Henbane,Figwort all contain different alkaloids that cause different side effects such as swollen kidneys,liver damage and
chronic breathing problems)
This is Black Nightshade
19.Primrose

20.Ragwort
This is Common Ragwort
21.Virginia Creeper

22.Willow Herb
This is Rosebay Willowherb
23.Wood Ruff





FOODS THAT CAN BE FED TO TORTS

1.Aloe Vera (limited amounts as it has a high oxalic content)

2.Bamboo (all varieties)

3.Bedstraw (cleavers)

4.Bindweed (it can contain lsd related hallucinogenics and potentially toxic levels of nitrates and oxalic acids so only as part of a restricted varied diet)
This is Black Bindweed
This is Field Bindweed
This is Hedge Bindweed
5.Birds Foot Plant

6.Roses (petals and leaves but not thorns for obvious reasons)

7.Bristly Ox Tongue

8.Buddleia

9.Cacti (some not all)

10.Calendula Marigold/Daisy marigold

11.Campanula

12.Carrot tops (these are rich in vitamin a and fibre but do contain levels of oxalic acid)

13.Cats Ear

14.Clover (all)
This is White Clover
15.Cornflour

16.Cut Leaved Nettle

17.Dandelion

18.Evening Primrose

19.Forget Me Not

20.Gazania

21.Globe Thistle

22.Hawks Beard
This is a smooth Hawkes Beard
23.Henbit Nettle

24.Hibiscus

25.Honeysuckle Flowers

26.Hostas

27.Knapweed

28.Lavatera

29.Lavender

30.Lemon Mint

31.Mallow

32.Milk Thistle

33.Mimulas

34.Nasturtium

35.Pansies

36.Plantains (all)
This is greater Plantain
37.Pumpkin Flowers

38.Rape

39.Red Nettle

40.Ribwort Plantain

41.Sedum

42.Shepherds Purse

43.Slender Speedwell

44.Sow Thistle
This is a Smooth Sow Thistle
This is Prickly Sow Thistle
45.Spotted Nettle

46.Stinging Nettle

47.Sunflower

48.Trefoils (all)

49.Verches (all but are high in protein so as part of a restricted varied diet)

50.Violets

51.White Nettle

52.Wild Cabbage

53.Yarrow


06/01/07  01:56pm


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