what plant is this?

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Carl loves it, I didn't know what it was at first but thought it was Stonecrop/Ice plant. Then someone on here told me it wasn't, based on a picture of Carl eating it, so I have decided to post a picture of the whole plant to see what you guys think. It does flower, but not usually until closer to Autumn.

And that being said, is Stonecrop (or whatever this mystery plant is) safe for tortoises?
 

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futureleopardtortoise said:
Carl loves it, I didn't know what it was at first but thought it was Stonecrop/Ice plant. Then someone on here told me it wasn't, based on a picture of Carl eating it, so I have decided to post a picture of the whole plant to see what you guys think. It does flower, but not usually until closer to Autumn.

And that being said, is Stonecrop (or whatever this mystery plant is) safe for tortoises?

That is one of the many stonecrops (sedum). They are safe to eat, but at my place I don't let the torts have them. Why? Because there are so many other plants for them to eat, and sedums are beautiful.
 

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It looks like some sort of succulent plant, the ones that have little flowers, blue, pink, yellow etc, but not entirely sure
 

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Edna said:
That is one of the many stonecrops (sedum). They are safe to eat, but at my place I don't let the torts have them. Why? Because there are so many other plants for them to eat, and sedums are beautiful.

Haha, thankfully right now Carl is half the size of my palm so he can't do much damage to the plants yet. :)
 

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Edna said:
futureleopardtortoise said:
Carl loves it, I didn't know what it was at first but thought it was Stonecrop/Ice plant. Then someone on here told me it wasn't, based on a picture of Carl eating it, so I have decided to post a picture of the whole plant to see what you guys think. It does flower, but not usually until closer to Autumn.

And that being said, is Stonecrop (or whatever this mystery plant is) safe for tortoises?

That is one of the many stonecrops (sedum). They are safe to eat, but at my place I don't let the torts have them. Why? Because there are so many other plants for them to eat, and sedums are beautiful.

:D I like your reasoning Edna! :D
 

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Carl is adorable, and I'm glad they are Tort safe so he can continue to eat them!
 
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