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Jade plant?

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by sammi, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. sammi

    sammi New Member

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    I don't know if theres more than one type of jade plant out there but is this the right one that is edible for Russians?

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    Sorry if this thread already exists..I found lots talking about jade, but couldn't find any pictures
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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Yes, that's perfectly fine for tortoises to eat. Crassula ovata.

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    Thanks Yvonne =]
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    How about Cherryheads?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Any tortoise can eat them, but if they will or not is another story. Seems they really, REALLY like to eat the ones that you DON'T want them to eat.

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    Where do you get the jade plants and how do you make sure they're safe to eat?
    Is there a cleaning process for them?
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    You can get Jade plants in most nursery stores, home depot, lowes, even Wal-Mart occasonally carry them. They are usually small but all you need to do is wait the 3 months or so to leach out any chemicals and then pick the pads and feed it to them I like to rinse the dust off before feeding. If you let it grow in their enclosure they may eat it to the ground and then it will more than likely not recover. If you know of someone who has a jade plant you can just brake off a piece or two and place it in the soil or in water unitl you see roots start to form then move it to well drained soil. Hope that helps.
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