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#1 aud7

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

I have a super looking crop of the herb sorrel growing in my garden just now. Would it be safe for my tortoise to eat this? Just wondering if anyone feeds this to theirs? Thanks.

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 05:16 AM

The Tortoisetable advise not to feed this herb Aud for these reasons........
'All the plants from the Polygonaceae family contain high levels of oxalic acid which binds with calcium and other nutrients preventing their absorpbtion, and possible cause of kidney stones and gout; so best to avoid.'
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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:40 AM

Yes, they are very acidic. Sometimes my torts will have a quick nibble, but usually leave it be. It's not toxic as such, but best not picked and fed deliberately.

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

Thank you very much for your advice.




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