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#1 aud7

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:28 PM

Can anyone please tell me if this plant which is currently growing and looking very healthy in my garden is safe for my hermann tortoise to eat. Thanks.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:52 PM

Yes, it’s a safe succulent. Don’t overdo it though as they can have a slight laxative effect ;)

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

You beat me to it, Sue, lol!
Yes, Aud, it’s a succulent called Sempervivum, perfectly safe, but as Sue says, it can cause some runniness. If you dig it up and pot it instead, it’ll grow really easily and then you feed it to your torts in small quantities, otherwise they’ll gobble it all up in one sitting.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:05 PM

Lol, I couldn’t remember the name off the top of my head Graham. I have a book of succulents that I’ve had since a child, so should have haha. I once had a couple of juvenile horsfields that demolished a whole one......yuk!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:24 PM

Thank you for your replies everyone. I'll give a little at a time.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:25 PM

Thank you to everyone for their helpful replies. I will feed only a little at a time.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:26 PM

Thank you to everyone for their helpful replies. I will feed only a little at a time.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:29 PM

Sorry I seemed to have posted multiple replies. Oops.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:37 PM

Sorry I seemed to have posted multiple replies. Oops.


Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Good luck with your tortoise ;)




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