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Old 11-16-2009, 01:40 PM
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came across this list of poisonous plants

Anemone
black cherry
bloodroot
buttercup
caladium
caster bean
clematis
crocus
cycads
daphne (splurge laurel)
delphinium, dicentra (bleeding heart)
dieffenbachia
elephant's ear
english ivy
foxglove
four o'clock
hellebore
hemlock
holly
hyacinth
hydrangea
indian splurge tree
jack-in-the-pulpit
jerusalem cherry
jimson weed
lantana (red sage)
larkspur
lily-of-the-valley
mistletoe
morning glory
mountain laurel
oleander
philodendron
poinsettia
poinciana (bird of paradise)
poison ivy
poison oak
pokeweed
rhododendron
solandra (trumpet flower)
star of bethlehem (snowdrop)
sweet pea
thornapple
wisteria
yew

this is the link
http://www.cap4pets.org/pet-care/pet...us-plants-pets


Pothos
Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum) belongs to the Araceae family. If chewed or ingested, this popular household plant can cause significant mechanical irritation and swelling of the oral tissues and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison...us-plants.html
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Pothos
Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum) belongs to the Araceae family. If chewed or ingested, this popular household plant can cause significant mechanical irritation and swelling of the oral tissues and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison...us-plants.html
I have a conflict with this data.... I have a veiled that ate an entire leaf from a pothos and had zero side affects.

Fred was trying to eat a hornworm that wouldn't let go of the stem. He ended up taking the worm with the entire leaf. Took a minute or two for him to get it down... but he didn't show any signs of irritation or swelling. About a year later and hes still kicking.

Maybe too much of this plant might cause issue?
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:32 PM
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Are spider plants safe to use in a chameleon enclosure because I have quite a large and healthy one growing in a pot that is only a year old with leaves over a foot long. thanks.
They're fine for reptiles. They are kind of weak and your chams may trample them into shreds.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:53 PM
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Hi O got a plant with my chameleon. But I dont know what type it is?? here are some pics. It has no flowers just shoots with leaves. stems stay green and plant tends to droop out as you can see.
its a "ZZ Plant" Real name of Zamioculcas zamiifolia. They're pretty, don't need or like much water, and don't mind being kept in a really small pot forever. You have to be careful to give them a well-drained pot and light porous soil. They can go months without water because they have a water-storing root. I water once a month, but nothing from Halloween to St. Patrick's Day (treat on Halloween - drink on St Paddy's).

They like good light. I think yours may be flopping from the low light levels in the lower part of the habitat.

Easy to propagate; each leaflet can be rooted and makes a new plant, but very slowly.

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Old 12-03-2009, 12:07 AM
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Just wonders if anyone know if you can put a bird of paradise plant in with chameleons? cant seem to find out if they are toxic or danagerous in any way.
Sure, they're fine. Too tough at most stages to be eaten anyway. I don't know how big your environment is, but they get big, and need lots of light to be firm and climb-able.
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... Pothos
Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum) belongs to the Araceae family. If chewed or ingested, this popular household plant can cause significant mechanical irritation and swelling of the oral tissues and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison...us-plants.html
Pothos is so widely used in reptile environments, we would know if it was problematic. (It isn't)

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I have a conflict with this data.... I have a veiled that ate an entire leaf from a pothos and had zero side affects.

Fred was trying to eat a hornworm that wouldn't let go of the stem. He ended up taking the worm with the entire leaf. Took a minute or two for him to get it down... but he didn't show any signs of irritation or swelling. About a year later and hes still kicking.

Maybe too much of this plant might cause issue?
Yeah, Pothos don't seem to be dangerous, but they must taste bad enough that nobody goes back for seconds. Weirdly, Solomon Island Prehensile-tailed Skinks can almost live on them alone.
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ya pothos is completely fine for chams....dont know why thats on there... ignor pothos on the poisoness plant list
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What about corn plants? They're tree like plants with a lot of foliage on the top half.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:22 PM
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Corny, but...

Dracaena plants including the corn plant are usually considered safe. The leaves are soft and the weight of even a medium sized lizard cand bend or break them and claws will shred resulting in a poor-looking plant.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:32 PM
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Hhmm what in your opinion is the sturdiest plant?
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