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Are all Opuntia safe?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Mr ML, Jul 21, 2017.

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  1. Mr ML

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    Just checking are there any unsafe Opuntia species or is it safe to assume all Opuntia species are safe? (I assume of course spined types need to have spines removed and maybe ideal to singe off small spines?)
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    As far as I know , all Optunia type cactus are safe to feed. Have no idea how many varieties there are. I grow a spineless type here in Florida.

    It is fairly high in calcium & a good food for grazing torts.
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    Thanks :)

    I've got some indica pads coming, one for food now the rest to grow on, but I've been using some of the other Optunia I got (just been removing/burning off the glochids) as well. I can now use this as an excuse to get more species/varieties of Optunia for when my girlfriend says no more haha
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