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Daisys and Dock leaves
Posted: 05/06/2009 by winnie

Can my tortoise eat the daisys in my garden (the yellow and white ones) as I don't recall seeing them on the good or bad list. Also can she eat Dock leaves?

Re: Daisys and Dock leaves
Posted: 05/06/2009 by TPGDarren

Hi Winnie,

Dock Leaves shouldn't be fed to tortoises, they are high in oxalatic acids which inhibits the intake of calcium and most tortoises find them extremely unpallateable.

With regards to the daisies (I'm not absolutely 100% sure - but will get back to you, if that's OK?), it isn't something I would pick to feed my tortoises, though if they graze on them in small quantities, as far as I'm aware they are fine.



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