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Honeysuckle leaves
Posted: 05/09/2010 by tortoise7

I Have just been reading a post on another site and it said that honeysuckle leaves contain saponin which is toxic to cold blooded species. I have been giving Molly these as I saw her eating some, so I have been including them in her daily food which she eats quite happily. She did stop eating for 4 days the week before last, which I was worried about, but I put that down to the weather turning cold, do you think it has harmed her in anyway and should I need to do anything about it? 

Re: Honeysuckle leaves
Posted: 06/09/2010 by VivTPG

Hi Jane, I am sure you have checked with The Tortoise Table site (, which states that Honeysuckle is ok in moderation, I give mine the odd few leaves and flowers, like you say they eat them, I think Molly is slowing down with the weather as you suspect.

Hope you and torts are all keeping fine, regards Vivienne


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