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Florida Pusley

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Reira Evenstar, Nov 2, 2016.

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    Anyone know if the weed Florida Pusley is safe and edible?
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    Never mind, I found my answer in a stickied thread in plant ID subforum. Not generally edible, but tortoises eat it.
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    i know this thread is old now, but i have a friend with several Galaps, and Aldabras and he swears by Florida Pusley. he has raised several on the stuff.
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    I wanted to see a pic of the pusley to see if it's the same as we have in Jamaica. But the "Page is no longer available." I will check on it elsewhere on line. I also want to check on something we have called "Leaf of Life."
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    here a a couple pics of the Florida Pusley. Florida Pusley 3.jpg Florida-pusley.jpg
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    Not at all like the pusley (purslane) we have a lot of in Jamaica.
    But ours is edible too.
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    Do you know the nutrients of Florida Pusley? My russians will eat so much of this when they graze supervised outside, they have cleared their whole enclosure of it and love it so much. Just want to know if it is healthy to eat that much of it.
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    We have Purslane here in Florida too.
    It doesnt look like that.
    My tortoises eat all the Purslane they can find.
    Luckily it grows back back slowly.
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