Chickweed?

dakine

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I heard that chickweed is edible for tortoises but not sure if this is chickweed.

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TheTattooedTortoise

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I heard that chickweed is edible for tortoises but not sure if this is chickweed.

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Not sure what that is but it doesn't look like chickweed I've ever seen...

The photo below is chickweed, notice the difference in leaf shape.

Worth noting that chickweed contains saponins which are known to potentially prevent nutrient uptake.

Most reptiles are particularly sensitive to saponins so should only be fed sparingly as part of a much wider diet 🙂
 

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