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Edible cactus?

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Posted by: snake_girl85 at Tue Feb 16 17:26:19 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by snake_girl85 ]  
   

I just got a hatchling leopard tortoise, and I am trying to ensure a variety of food sources for him/her. I just planted a big tub of rye and wheat grass, so hopefully he can go grazing even before the snow melts...

I also bought a pack of mixed cactus seeds. Are there any cactus species that AREN'T edible? Removing the spines on some of them might be a pain, but I figured it would be worth a try.

The mix includes:
Saguaro
Cane Cholia
Versicolor Cholia
Compass Barrel
Strawberry hedgehog
Florence hedgehog
Organ pipe
Old man cactus
6 types of prickly pear
Cardon


Are any of these toxic or less nutritious? Thanks!
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1.1 Brazilian Rainbow Boas Nico, Tally
1.1 Womas, Darwin and Emma
0.1 Pastel BCI, Hyacinth
1.0 Anery Kenyan Sand Boa (unnamed thus far)
1.0 Carpet X Diamond Python, Steve
1.0 Ball python, Stan (Rescue)
1.0 Blood python, Porthos
0.1 Granite Spotted python (unnamed thus far)
1.0 Hognose, Fang
1.1 Western Fox snakes, Thing 1 and Thing 2
1.0 Northern Blue Tongue, Jabbi
0.0.1 Red Tegu, Sushi
1.1 Mali Uromastyx, Ajani (rescue), Goober
0.0.1 Egyptian Uromastyx, Ahktep
1.0 Leopard gecko, Frank (rescue)
0.0.1 Leopard tortoise (unnamed thus far)
1.0 Red eared slider, Spunky (rescue)
1.0 African mud turtle, Francois the Tortois (rescue)
1.0 African bullfrog, Grendel
1.0 Husband (WC) who approves of my addiction


   

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