Tomato Leaves?

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
My bearded dragon ate a few tomato plant leaves and I heard it is toxic. What do I do? He is acting normal for now.
If they are toxic which I dont know if they are their beard would of turned black right away - if hes acting normal your fine - its best to keep some activated charcoal on hand just in case --
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and are toxic. But I don't know to what degree. Hornworms Are also known as tomato worms and everything I've ever read said it isn't safe to feed them to a beardie if they had eaten the plants.
 

PixelatedEmbers

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Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and are toxic. But I don't know to what degree. Hornworms Are also known as tomato worms and everything I've ever read said it isn't safe to feed them to a beardie if they had eaten the plants.
I thought they could eat hornworms because I’ve seen them at stores and fed them to mg dragon a few times as a treat. It has been a couple days now so I think he should be good 👍
 

AHBD

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I thought they could eat hornworms because I’ve seen them at stores and fed them to mg dragon a few times as a treat. It has been a couple days now so I think he should be good 👍
The captive raised hornworms are fed a special chow so they are safe + a good food item. In the wild they eat tomato leaves which can be toxic. I'm glad to hear that your dragon seems fine.
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
I was trying to say what AHBD said, i just didn't articulate very well. I'm sorry i confused you.
Hornworms are native to my home state (Kentucky) we call them mater (tomato) or backer worms (tobacco) they destroy either crop, but more to the point it would never be a good idea to feed a wild caught hornworm to your pet. Store bought however are great.
 

AHBD

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I was trying to say what AHBD said, i just didn't articulate very well. I'm sorry i confused you.
Hornworms are native to my home state (Kentucky) we call them mater (tomato) or backer worms (tobacco) they destroy either crop, but more to the point it would never be a good idea to feed a wild caught hornworm to your pet. Store bought however are great.
Yes, better safe than sorry.
 

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