Florida Pusley

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#shescraftdee
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Florida Pusley

Post by #shescraftdee » 29 Apr 2018, 16:38

My tortoise wants to eat this so bad.... but I can't find any information on whether it's safe or not.online I find a mix of reviews, some say edible to humans, others say no. Thank you Anyone?

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Nina
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Re: Florida Pusley

Post by Nina » 01 May 2018, 21:23

Hi and thanks for contacting us. I've checked out Florida Pusley (Richardia scabra), and can't find any property in it that would indicate that it would be unsuitable for tortoises to eat. Also, I've found that this plant is much favored by Gopher tortoises in Georgia and elsewhere, so I think that is a good recommendation. http://coastalplainplants.org/wiki/inde ... dia_scabra

I hope that helps,
Nina

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Re: Florida Pusley

Post by #shescraftdee » 24 Jun 2018, 16:36

Thank you Nina... he loves it. I asked a plant expert and she said the same, gopher tortoise love it. Good to know, I feel comfortable allowing him to eat it. Tyvm again.

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Re: Florida Pusley

Post by Nina » 24 Jun 2018, 21:17

So glad it turned out well and it's always nice to find another plant to feed to your tortoise!

Nina

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