HELP !!! (mandevilla toxic?)

Suany

New Member
Joined
May 28, 2020
Messages
2
Location (City and/or State)
Miami Florida
Hello everyone! I have two sulcatas one is 4 years old and the second one is 5. Recently I purchase a climbing plant call mandevilla plant. Some people on Instagram which own tortoises as well have suggested me is a toxic plant but before that I fed my tortoises a few flowers and they didn’t got sick. After those comment I stop feeding them this plant. I was wondering if any of you have any information about this plant and if is ok for tortoises to eat it.
my email is [email protected]

2995DCCA-3B57-4579-B8DF-005CAF07536B.jpeg
 

Yvonne G

Old Timer
TFO Admin
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jan 23, 2008
Messages
85,185
Location (City and/or State)
Clovis, CA
Mandevilla sap is a skin irritant and the plant itself causes mild stomach upset and vomiting in mammals. Your tortoises should be ok, but I wouldn't feed it anymore.
 
L

LasTortugasNinja

Guest
It's a member of the Oleander family... so it's probably best to avoid feeding it to the torts.
 

Mssortizz

New Member
Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
1
Location (City and/or State)
Miami Florida
Hello everyone! I have two sulcatas one is 4 years old and the second one is 5. Recently I purchase a climbing plant call mandevilla plant. Some people on Instagram which own tortoises as well have suggested me is a toxic plant but before that I fed my tortoises a few flowers and they didn’t got sick. After those comment I stop feeding them this plant. I was wondering if any of you have any information about this plant and if is ok for tortoises to eat it.
my email is [email protected]

View attachment 295910
Also any other flower climbing plants you guys can recommend me
 

KarenSoCal

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 8, 2017
Messages
2,707
Location (City and/or State)
Low desert 50 mi SE of Palm Springs CA
Hi! You can check many plants yourself at this site. They are very conservative...some of the plants they label as "do not feed" are ok to feed in very small amounts, mixed with a large variety of safe plants.

But if unsure, follow this site's advice. With some plants, there is no room for error.


 

New Posts

Top