Are these weeds safe for tortoises?

AudraL

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Might someone tell me if these are weeds safe to give my baby Hermann? Thanks!😊
 

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I'm not sure, but I THINK the first one is star thistle, not edible.
The other one might be wild raddish. I doubt they'll eat it.
 

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I'm not sure, but I THINK the first one is star thistle, not edible.
The other one might be wild raddish. I doubt they'll eat it.

I'm not sure, but I THINK the first one is star thistle, not edible.
The other one might be wild raddish. I doubt they'll eat it.
I'm not sure, but I THINK the first one is star thistle, not edible.
The other one might be wild raddish. I doubt they'll eat it.
Thank you! It is so hard to distinguish weeds. I will keep trying! :)
I'm not sure, but I THINK the first one is star thistle, not edible.
The other one might be wild raddish. I doubt they'll eat it.
 

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Here is the first one. My tortoises don't eat it, but its not toxic as far as I can tell:

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The second one is wild mustard. That grows in all my pens. My tortoise eat some of it, but its not their favorite. You can eat it too. There are recipes on line. My bees love the little yellow flowers, and the wild mustard will persist and thrive going into May and June when its getting hot and dry and all other weeds are dead or dying. All the rain last year grew a giant mustard forest in one of my larger pens. I couldn't even find the tortoises sometimes.
 

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Here is the first one. My tortoises don't eat it, but its not toxic as far as I can tell:

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The second one is wild mustard. That grows in all my pens. My tortoise eat some of it, but its not their favorite. You can eat it too. There are recipes on line. My bees love the little yellow flowers, and the wild mustard will persist and thrive going into May and June when its getting hot and dry and all other weeds are dead or dying. All the rain last year grew a giant mustard forest in one of my larger pens. I couldn't even find the tortoises sometimes.
Thanks, Tom!
 

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