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safe edible plants in indoor enclosure?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by karenStacy, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. karenStacy

    karenStacy New Member

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    Hi I got a 6 month old sulcata. Already eating grass without complaint. What other plants can I get to put in enclosure?
    And are plants from home depot ect contaminated?
    Thanks for the help :)
    (P's I already ordered a ton of seeds but I want to buy a bigger plant to put in their for now)
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    There's an extensive list at http://thetortoisetable.org.uk/ and yes, home depot's plants are going to be chemically fertilized unless they state for human/pet consumption or organic.

    Some easier plants to grow that are tortoise safe are spinless opuntias, spider plants, and plantain plants.
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    Thank you so much! I will have my eyes open for an organic spider plant!:D
    My baby will love it and I will be adding more coverage in her enclosure!
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    I know people on this forum have some strong feelings about Petco sometimes, but I have gotten plants there that are chemical free and grow well indoors. They are usually tropical types that take a little bit more humidity however. You can also ask friends for cuttings, that's how I got the starting of my spider plant and it just keeps growing and I separated often to make new plants.
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    If you have Hostas outside in your landscaping, they make wonderful enclosure plants. As long as you do not treat them with anything it would be safe to dig up a few & bring them in.
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