Bindweed often called morning glory are thin thread-like vines that wrap themselves tightly around plants or other upward objects (climbing plants)
Their leaves are shaped much like an arrowhead while their flowers are trumpet-shaped and are white or pink in appearance.
Humans are known to feed on bindweed stalks, young shoots, and the roots when cooked, steamed, or boiled.
What about horsefield tortoises- can safety be assured when horsefield tortoises eat bindweed?
It is not safe that horsefield tortoises should eat bindweed frequently and/or in large amounts as it contains cardiac glycosides and toxic alkaloids.
But a little amount of bindweed as part of a varied diet will cause no harm.
Can Horsefield Tortoises Eat Bindweed?
Yes, they can eat bindweed only in very minute quantities with strict moderation.
Recommended: Can Horsefield Tortoises Eat Bitter Melon?
It should be noted that bindweeds are NOT part of a regular diet and should only be fed in very small quantities on occasions.
It is safe to remove enclosures of any bindweed because the stems are strong and could strangulate a horse field tortoise.
Recommended Horsefield Tortoise Food List
Kale, Collard greens, Turnips greens, Celery, Plantains, and Pumpkins are to be fed regularly in moderation.
Feed fruits such as strawberries, pears, watermelon, tomatoes, berries, bananas, apples, and cactus occasionally around once or twice a week.
Avoid frequent and large fruit servings otherwise, diarrhea, parasite infection, and colic may result.