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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by Jill and chili, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Jill and chili

    Jill and chili Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I know sweet potatoes are safe, but could they eat the vine and leaves too??
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    I did a google search and no where on there it says they can or cannot eat them - I feed mine raw shredded sweet potato once in a while --- that is good for hydration and its supposed to keep them regular--- I am not sure if they can eat the leaves but I can find out if you like
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    Jill and chili Bearded Dragon Egg

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    If you can find out I’d be very appreciative. I’m admin-ing for a bd care group on fb and we are all at a loss.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yes I have gone to another forum to ask --- I dont see why your couldnt but I want to find out for sure --- I dont want you to feed something that is not safe---- I will get back w / you on that
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    Jill and chili Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Someone else commented that they are a “do not feed” for tortoises. They’re part of the nightshade family- highly oxtcalic-binds calcium.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    I do not have any info on tortoises---------------- you can however go to this forum for that question as well -- www.beardeddragon.org---- scroll to bottom of the boards and look for "other reptiles" some one on there can answer that question
    here is the response I got from someone doing research on it for themselves

    I would say no. If you look up info for dogs and cats most sources I have ever seen say the leaves and vines are toxic. Humans can eat the leaves and vines of sweet potato plants (edit at your own risk apparently from what I have read)

    I've been looking this plant up because I was thinking of planting it for me. The seeds and any green part of the plant contain solanine which is the toxic element.
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    Jill and chili Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I didn’t mean to be confusing, I am asking for a bearded dragon, someone just had the tortoise info. Thank you so much for looking into that for us. I’ll go tell her right now <3
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yep I knew you meant for the dragon --- so no I would not feed the leaves or vine to the dragon