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Flowering Currant (Ribes)

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  • Common Name: Flowering Currant (Ribes)
  • Latin Name: Ribes sanguineum
  • Family Name: Grossulariaceae
Some sources say that the young leaves of many species in the Ribes genus contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide, but we can find no evidence that this is true of the Flowering Currant, and we don't feel it presents a significant risk.  However, the leaves of this plant do contain tannins, which might make them unpalatable to some tortoises.

The fruit of  the Flowering Currant should never be fed unless your tortoise is one of the fruit-eating species. 
See also Red Currant, White Currant, and Black Currant.
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