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Unsafe Food List

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by vckums, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. vckums

    vckums Moderator

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    While it is true that crabs are scavengers with a wide repertoire of foods they can eat, there
    are many plants and foods that just should not be fed to a crab. The foods on this list are to
    be avoided. Some are toxic, some are insect repellents or used as insecticides, and some the crabs
    just won't go near, such as lemon -- lemon won't hurt them, but they certainly won't eat it.

    This list, like the Edible List, will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often.

    Aconite (Monk's Hood)
    African violet leaves
    African daisy (Osteospermum)
    Alder bark
    Aloe vera (interferes with potassium absorption)
    Amaryllis
    American Hellebore
    Anemone/Windflower
    Aniseed
    Avocado leaves
    Azalea/Rhododendron
    Bay leaves (natural insect repellent)
    Bindweed
    Bird of Paradise Flowers
    Bluebonnet
    Bottlebrush flowers
    Bougainvillea
    Boxwood
    Buckthorn
    Buttercup
    Carnation leaves
    Castor Bean
    Catnip
    Cherimoya Seeds
    Chocolate/cocoa
    Chrysanthemum
    Cinnamon
    Citrus (leaves and branches to be avoided; part of the evergreen family. The fruit is fine)
    Columbine
    Compost (unless 100% organic)
    Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) (contains cyanogenic glucosides)
    Crocus
    Crown of Thorns
    Cube Plant
    Custard Apple (young fruit)
    Cyclamen
    Delphinium
    Derris
    Dieffenbachia
    Dill
    Dittany
    Eucalyptus
    European pennyroyal
    Evergreen (pine, cedar, juniper, etc.)
    Feverfew
    Fleabane
    Garlic
    Geranium
    Golden Pothos
    Green hellebore
    Hemlock
    Holly Berries
    Horsetail
    Ivy (of any kind)
    Juniper Berries
    Kalanchoe
    Larkspur seed
    Laurel
    Lavender
    Lemon Balm (Sweet Melissa)
    Lemon Grass
    Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
    Mayweed
    Mistletoe
    Morning Glory
    Mulberry leaves
    Oleander
    Onion
    Oxeye daisy
    Papaya seed
    Parsley Seed (fruit)
    Peace Lily
    Pencil Tree Cactus
    Peppermint
    Philodendron
    Pine or cedar wood or needles
    Prickly juniper
    Pride of China fruit
    Prunus species trees (apricot, bitter almond, cherry, cherry laurel,
    nectarine, peach, plum) Fleshy fruits are edible, everything else
    contains a cyanide-like compound and is fatally toxic, including
    seeds, wood, leaves, bark and flowers.
    Red Emerald
    Rosemary
    Sago Palm
    Sanseveria
    Schefflera
    Stargazer Lily (Lilium x Stargazer)
    Sweet Flag
    Tansy
    Tea Tree
    Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)
    Thornapple
    Thyme
    Tobacco
    Vanillin
    Verbena
    Vinca
    Wild Angelica fruit
    Wormwood
    Yew
    Yarrow

    From: The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society
    Compiled by

    And other sourcesLast Updated ( Monday, 19 March 2007 )
     
  2. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I needed that.lol.
     
  3. vckums

    vckums Moderator

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    :D I had posted them in another thread but couldnt find it. So now it's a sticky!
     
  4. TheCelticHorse

    TheCelticHorse Hi, I'm New Here!

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    What about birch leaves?
     
  5. victoria

    victoria "Preparing For First Molt"

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    I think your idea is great!!!:D
     
  6. DaisyCrab

    DaisyCrab (Small Crab)

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    Hazel nuts? I assume they're fine, but anyone know for sure???
     
  7. Briard

    Briard (Micro Crab)

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    Does anyone know if Tillandsia (an air plant) is safe? I had the idea to put one in the tank to make a bridge between my second level and the "climbing wall" but of course Peaches (aka Piggy!) has started chowing on it. I'm hoping someone knows if it's okay for me to keep it in there!
    Thanks!
     
  8. daddybo

    daddybo Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I am SO printing this one out and putting it up on the fridge! LOL
     
  9. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Can hermit crabs eat ham?

    This ham is from applegate farms and no antibiotics were used and it's fully cooked. Thhe ingredients are: pork, water, sodium lactate, sea salt, evaporated cane juice, celery juice concentrate, lactic acid starter culture(no from milk), spic extractives. Is this okay? Also, can hermit crabs eat eco-earth?
     
  10. vckums

    vckums Moderator

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    it has spices and most hams are cured in salt. I'd pass on it.
     
  11. cococrisp

    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Me too if my dumb printer would work:rolleyes:.
     
  12. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    This is a really helpful list! Thanks!
     
  13. YouveGotCrabs

    YouveGotCrabs (Micro Crab)

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    Whew! Good thing I checked this list! Lowes had these cute little tiny sago palms, and I almost bought one to put in the crab tank.

    Nikki
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    That would be awesome. I guess well have to stick to the plastic.:(
     
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    CrabLover910! (Micro Crab)

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    Can crabs eat pine cones?
    Like just the cone all dried out and stuff from the garden?
    Coz i put one in the tank and they like climbing on it and stuff and Timone and Pumbaa, when she was alive, pulled the bits off it for fun?
    Is that safe for them?

    Mia!
     
  16. cococrisp

    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    It says pine or cedar wood or needles under the unsafe food list so I would assume not.
     
  17. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    This list and the Safe Food List were both very helpful. . . Thank you, Vckums!!!!
     
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    manolo578 (Micro Crab)

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    Most of these things are plants. What about foods like peanuts for example. Also, are flowers ok to give to crabs? Do they eat the petals and stuff?
     
  19. emmac350

    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    There's a safe food list as well as this unsafe food list - there's a ton of stuff on it, so please look at it. There are safe flowers to offer, but there are unsafe ones as well so do check before offering anything new.
     
  20. vampressqueen

    vampressqueen Hi, I'm New Here!

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    is black pepper &/or dried habanero pepper safe?
    i don't see them on either safe or unsafe list
     

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