Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

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Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby lesleyg1989 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:36 am

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I've read that bearded dragons can eat dandelion leaves but was wondering that if I found them outside should I just rinse them in cold water or boil them to ensure that they are clean?
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby Twobeardieguy » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:53 am

I would not use and wild ones due to the fact that their may be fertilizers or pesticides in them!! Good luck..
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby isabelleandpaul » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:57 am

I just rinse under water the leaves I pick outside. It's from my own backyard and I know there hasn't been pesticides appiled for the past 8 years at least. I do not pick those right by the street in case dogs or horses peed on them (I tell the same thing to my kids about wild raspberries and blueberries). My beardie loves the leaves, he prefers them uncut!

I am wondering if I should plant some inside to have a supply during winter... :?

Good luck!
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby SARBEAR » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:04 am

Does anyone know if stores sell dandelion leaves? I went to a couple and they said they didn't have any...
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby Wavedancer » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:28 am

My supermarket carries them. It's a Hannaford.
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby Gail » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:35 am

Feed them raw, just make sure they are picked some place you know there isn't any chemiclas. Some organic stores will carry them or you can find seeds on ebay to grow your own.
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby crazyseany » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:33 am

isabelleandpaul wrote:I just rinse under water the leaves I pick outside. It's from my own backyard and I know there hasn't been pesticides appiled for the past 8 years at least. I do not pick those right by the street in case dogs or horses peed on them (I tell the same thing to my kids about wild raspberries and blueberries). My beardie loves the leaves, he prefers them uncut!

I am wondering if I should plant some inside to have a supply during winter... :?

Good luck!


Is horse pee a problem where you are at? Just curious....

I'd say rinse and feed...
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Re: Do you have to boil the dandelion leaves?

Postby isabelleandpaul » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:46 pm

Well, people arond here keep cats and dogs and horses and goats much more than dragons...
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