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Old 07-02-2019, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: Avocado tree for a creative Viv?

Avocadoes contain persin, a fungicidal toxin that is poisonous to a lot of big mammals and birds.

I couldn't find definitive answer about reptiles, probably because reptiles and food-growing plants don't usually interact.

There is a post on Reptile Forums about avocadoes being dangerous, but after reading it I don't recall anyone actually providing any evidence that it was dangerous to reptiles. One user says that they found out avocadoes were a big "no" for bearded dragons, but doesn't cite anything.

I'll do more research and edit in what I find, but I would probably not put the tree in a viv. At least, delay it until we know more.

EDIT: A website lists different foods toxic to turtles and lizards: I don't completely trust it, as it doesn't look especially academic, but it's something.

Last edited by Kinstrome; 07-02-2019 at 06:00 PM.
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