Little spikes on the inside of cactus?

TooCrunkForLinnaeus

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14DE833E-9DC4-4675-8C0B-C7B8EF0AD0B2.png Hello all! I recently sourced some opuntia from outside. It’s not treated with any pesticides. While I was preparing it I noticed little bristles or spikes on the inside. Is this normal and ok to feed to my yearling torts? Thanks!!
 

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Those aren't spikes. Those are the fibrous "veins" that run through the pads. Your tortoise can eat the pads, spikes, glochids, veins and all.
 

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Those aren't spikes. Those are the fibrous "veins" that run through the pads. Your tortoise can eat the pads, spikes, glochids, veins and all.

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Tom, hi. Are these succulents safe for Sulcatas??? They are growing wild in our yard!!!
 

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Kalanchoe should not be fed to animals. Both of those are kalanchoe, which contains cardiac glycosides.
 

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I was going to say that I don't have experience with those, but they look like kalanchoe to me, and I wouldn't feed it to them with out confirming.

Thanks to Yvonne for confirming. :)
 

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I was going to say that I don't have experience with those, but they look like kalanchoe to me, and I wouldn't feed it to them with out confirming.

Thanks to Yvonne for confirming. :)

Thanks again for all your help in this forum Tom !!!
 

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