Prickly pear/cactus help? (Pics inside)

TheBeard9789

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Wondering if I leave these out and let them dry or de-spike them (1-2 spikes) and how do I prepare these for my beardies?

Note: not entirely happy I bought these from Amazon and it came from eBay left a sloppy written message inside
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Wondering if I leave these out and let them dry or de-spike them (1-2 spikes) and how do I prepare these for my beardies?

Note: not entirely happy I bought these from Amazon and it came from eBay left a sloppy written message inside
How did Ebay get the order if you ordered them from Amazon? These are the ones I ordered from Amazon
You should be able to use them just cut around the thorny stuff -- I cut them the way the pic showed
 

TheBeard9789

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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
This was from Amazon but I got more pads than you and it says EUN and sold by EUN though it says eBay on the packaging
They must of farmed it out to Ebay -- I sent the link that mine came from - I went back into my orders and found it - I think the sender was from out of Arizona - you can still feed them just cut them up and take out the prickly part - did they send them in a zip lock bag?
 

TheBeard9789

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They must of farmed it out to Ebay -- I sent the link that mine came from - I went back into my orders and found it - I think the sender was from out of Arizona - you can still feed them just cut them up and take out the prickly part - did they send them in a zip lock bag?
Nope wrapped in paper towels it arrived later than expected and I'm also mad because it was left outside this morning. It was 95 out but what was worse it was on my stone steps and that gets really really hot. My package says it's from Murrieta California and delivered by ups
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Nope wrapped in paper towels it arrived later than expected and I'm also mad because it was left outside this morning. It was 95 out but what was worse it was on my stone steps and that gets really really hot. My package says it's from Murrieta California and delivered by ups
Are they all wilted from the heat? They should be able to take it they are cactus-- well I would store them in the fridge in a zip lock - if they start turning black around the edges just cut it off - I would cut it up and use it everyday in his salads --
 

TheBeard9789

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Are they all wilted from the heat? They should be able to take it they are cactus-- well I would store them in the fridge in a zip lock - if they start turning black around the edges just cut it off - I would cut it up and use it everyday in his salads --
They actually feel pretty hardy and not dried out and very thick too I will store them for today. Wash and cut them then wash them again and prep their salads with it is the entire thing edible? Like do I need to take certain things out or are they ready to be cut up? They are a little smooth without spikes though the paper towels have these black dots. I was guessing maybe spikes that fell off or just pieces that came off during transit
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
They actually feel pretty hardy and not dried out and very thick too I will store them for today. Wash and cut them then wash them again and prep their salads with it is the entire thing edible? Like do I need to take certain things out or are they ready to be cut up? They are a little smooth without spikes though the paper towels have these black dots. I was guessing maybe spikes that fell off or just pieces that came off during transit
They whole thing is edible except that tip part or stem part - cut that off -- I sliced and cut mine up as I made the salads every day- I stored the leaves whole but you can do what you want and see how it goes -
 

TheBeard9789

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They whole thing is edible except that tip part or stem part - cut that off -- I sliced and cut mine up as I made the salads every day- I stored the leaves whole but you can do what you want and see how it goes -
Hey you got more experience than me 😂 I wouldn't even know what to do so if your doing it your way and it works I'll follow you
 

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