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Can my tortoise eat this grass/weeds?

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by Jazmyne, Feb 19, 2018.

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Edible?

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  1. Bambam1989

    Bambam1989 Well-Known Member

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    It looks like deadnettl to me..
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    The stems are green and not fuzzy. I can confirm that this is one of the only weeds that survived throughout the winter.
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    Whatever it is I fed it to my tort already.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Everywhere around here. RIght out in the open in full sun, or tucked away in the shade. And it seem to grow with or without water. I've been pulling it up and throwing it in the trash for years.

    @Iochroma May I request your expertise yet again?
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    I've not found anything that really says one way or another. It is used as a flavoring agent, but none of my tortoises have ever tried to eat it either. I don't think it is deadly toxic like oleander, but I also don't think it is something to feed them either.

    I'm curious to know what it is you have there.
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    Sorry Tom, is the question about horehound?
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    What is the weed depicted in post #15 on page 1 of this thread? Horehound or dead nettle?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Here is what horehound looks like at my place:
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    GUYS, i JUST MOVED INTO THIS HOUSE. I know they need to be watered, thats why i was asking what type of grass/weeds they were so i could either get rid of it water. Thank you sooo muh for the help everyone!!!!
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    Hey Tom, can i plant some bermuda whilst this mallow&filaree are here? That would be a great salad right?
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    Can sullys eat the creeping charlie as well?
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    You can, but it hard to find bermuda seed that isn't tainted with all sorts of weird stuff in it. Here is the grass seed I prefer. I've done side-by-side test with this seed vs. several other seeds and seed mixes and nothing even comes close:
    https://www.groworganic.com/premium-horse-pasture-mix-irrigation.html This seed mix is intended to be grown for food. Seed mixes bought at the hardware store are intended to look pretty and not have bugs or weeds.
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    I don't think so, but my answer will hopefully bump up your post and get someone who does know for sure.
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    I read somewhere on this forum creeping Charlie is no bueno.
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    It is some sort of "henbit" or "dead nettle"; the taxonomy of the genus Lamium is a bit upended at the moment.
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    So it's okay if I feed my tort that?
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    I have deadnettle in my yard, my tort loves it.
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    Ok just asking, but I definitely dont have creeping charlie. I looked up close and its mallow 100%
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