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Feeding carrot tops

Postby Beardednoob » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:37 pm

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Is this a good idea? Anyone know of a nutritional value breakdown for carrot tops?
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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby NFM07 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:42 pm


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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby MissT » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:50 pm



Yes, but what about the actual carrot tops, the green part?

I was never entirely sure about this Michael. But I did use them on and off as a staple with my first beardie. Iv also used them as a 'salad topper' - not for colour but because they have quite a strong smell which seems to attract the beardies... so, as they eat the carrot tops, they *should* get a few mouthfuls of the other greens, especially as they cant distinguish by colour
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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby Beardednoob » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:46 pm

MissT wrote:


Yes, but what about the actual carrot tops, the green part?

I was never entirely sure about this Michael. But I did use them on and off as a staple with my first beardie. Iv also used them as a 'salad topper' - not for colour but because they have quite a strong smell which seems to attract the beardies... so, as they eat the carrot tops, they *should* get a few mouthfuls of the other greens, especially as they cant distinguish by colour



The actual green part is what my question is pertaining to, sorry if I was unclear on that.
From what I can gather they are nutritious but, I cannot find anything of a breakdown to show me as how it is nutritious. Just telling me that it is nutritious doesn't help lol :wink:
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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby Sherri » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:04 pm

I wish I could find info as well...exactly *what* are the nutrients' *names* :roll:
I do know that I have read reputable sources state that they are high in Vit K and the carrot itself is not. It has antiseptic qualities and are a diuretic that is highly beneficial to the kidneys.

High in potassium as well. A few other things I have forgotten but will look up again later. Razz loves carrots so I wanted to know if the tops would be a good thing as well.

I also, however, found the information listed below. Now, as with anything we are unsure of there should be moderation anyway, I could not find out how *mild* mildly toxic is *sigh*.
So now I think I want to stick with things not on this list?

Sorry, wish I could help with your question! If I ever do find that info I will post it :mrgreen:

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MILDLY TOXIC PLANTS
- The "Bad" Plants
The following plants are considered to be "bad" or mildly toxic plants. Mildly toxic
plants may be easily confused with toxic plants. They can be kept around children with
some careful supervision.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alyssum
American ivy
Apricot (pit)
Arrowhead
Avocado (seed, leaves,
stem)
Birch tree
Black walnut
Bleeding heart
Boston ivy
Cactus
Carnation
Carrot (greens)
Cattail
Chrysanthemum
Daisy
Devil's Ivy
Dogwood
Dracaena (most
varieties)
Elephant's ear
Fern
Ficus Benjamina
Fig tree
Geranium
Gladiola
Dahlia
Honeysuckle
Inch plant
Iris
Ivy
Lady slipper
Lamb's tail
Maple tree
Narcissus
Oak tree
Oxalis
Painted lady
Pansy
Peace lily
Peach (pit)
Philodendron
Poinsettia
Potato (all green parts)
Rose
Rubber plant
Sedum
Sensitive fern
Snake plant
Sweet pea
Tomato (entire plant
except the ripe fruit)
Violet
Weeping willow
Woodbine

A: An excellent web resource is the Cornell University Plant site.
This resource provides plant poison prevention information.
www.ansci.cornell.edu.plants
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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby Beardednoob » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:16 pm

Wow I used to eat honeysuckle (lady slipper) as a kid, lol I wasn't supposed to as it was the state flower where I was living but, eh lol :wink:
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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby Carnivorouszoo » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:07 pm

I ate tons of honeysuckle too,but we were told to irradicate it if possible as it is an invasive species. Wonder if I am a zombie? LOL. Also,why and how would anyone eat a peach,appricot,or avacado pit O_O ???
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Re: Feeding carrot tops

Postby Beardednoob » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:28 pm

Carnivorouszoo wrote:I ate tons of honeysuckle too,but we were told to irradicate it if possible as it is an invasive species. Wonder if I am a zombie? LOL. Also,why and how would anyone eat a peach,appricot,or avacado pit O_O ???


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