Live edible plants? Yay or Nay?

TheBeard9789

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I'm currently going through a rough patch with my Chubbs she absolutely refuses greens veggies and fruits. But I have noticed she likes to eat grass weeds flowers etc though I stop her everytime. Would possibly putting live edible plants for her to munch on in her enclosure be a good idea? I'm wondering if she eats them maybe she will and also get the taste for greens? Better than her waiting it out and only eating on bug day I just wanna make sure it's safe and possible. Wondering if I should also contact my vet for advise
 

Lobretto

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Verstappen and Checo
Indeed you can but you habe to monitor humidity very close as the process of watering the plants will increase humidity due to evaporation and perspiration from the plants themselves. Things that require a lot of water like greens are going to be harder to pull off without a dangerous rise in humidity. There are several succulents that are beardie safe and require very little water.
 

TheBeard9789

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Indeed you can but you habe to monitor humidity very close as the process of watering the plants will increase humidity due to evaporation and perspiration from the plants themselves. Things that require a lot of water like greens are going to be harder to pull off without a dangerous rise in humidity. There are several succulents that are beardie safe and require very little water.
I did see a few succulents but I was wondering if I needed to find ones that are organic. I was also wanting to be sure it wasn't sprayed with anything that would be harmful to them. I was even gonna go as far as possibly growing my own so I know it is natural and safe
 

Lobretto

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Verstappen and Checo
I did see a few succulents but I was wondering if I needed to find ones that are organic. I was also wanting to be sure it wasn't sprayed with anything that would be harmful to them. I was even gonna go as far as possibly growing my own so I know it is natural and safe
Just like the greens we feed them, non organic is fine. Before you put it in you can five it a good rinse. The main thing I do when adding any live plant to any of my enclosures is wash of the poting soil it was in off the roots and replant in a mix of 2 parts play sand 1 part top soil (non fertized aka manure free). It definitely can't hurt to start your own from seed, it will definitely offer piece of mind when it comes to the what ifs of pesticides and Fertilizer.
 

TheBeard9789

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Just like the greens we feed them, non organic is fine. Before you put it in you can five it a good rinse. The main thing I do when adding any live plant to any of my enclosures is wash of the poting soil it was in off the roots and replant in a mix of 2 parts play sand 1 part top soil (non fertized aka manure free). It definitely can't hurt to start your own from seed, it will definitely offer piece of mind when it comes to the what ifs of pesticides and Fertilizer.
I have a list I'll see what I can get I'll have to test if they will actually eat it or not but never hurts to try
 

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