1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Ginko Biloba Tree, edible?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Bass.Isles, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Bass.Isles

    Bass.Isles Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    28
    My grandmother has a 30-35 lb female Sulcata and wants to know if it is safe to plant a ginko biloba tree near her enclosure? Meaning, if she eats anything off/from the tree, will it be harmful to her Sulcata? Thanks y'all!
  2. Bambam1989

    Bambam1989 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    7,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Washington
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    It will probably be fine. The tree is not toxic and in fact has some medicinal purposes. The seeds can be quite high in protein though.
  3. Turtulas-Len

    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    2,470
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
    I have 2 that I started from seeds and I had to put wire around the trunks to keep the mountain tortoises from eating the bark off and killing them They never showed any interest in eating the leaves by themselves, but they would eat them if mixed with other food items. I have never seen my sulcata(s) eat the leaves.
    SulcatAZer likes this.
  4. Bass.Isles

    Bass.Isles Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    28
    .....so the bark is highly toxic?
  5. Bambam1989

    Bambam1989 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    7,569
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Washington
    No. But if the tort eats the bark off the tree it could kill the tree. Not the tort
    Turtulas-Len likes this.
  6. Bass.Isles

    Bass.Isles Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Oooh, okay lol. Thank you!

Share This Page