Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Chickweed
  • Latin Name: Cerastium spp./Stellaria spp.
  • Family Name: Caryophyllaceae

Chickweed is fine as part of a varied diet, but it does contain saponins, which can act to prevent the absorption of nutrients in food, and as reptiles are known to be particularly sensitive to the effects of saponins, we recommend feeding in moderation only.

Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium holosteoides; Cerastium fontanum; Cerastium vulgatum); Common Chickweed (Stellaria media).

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