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    Question Sweet/Genovese Basil, is it okay for American Toads?

    That is, is sweet basil an acceptable plant in an American toad's vivarium?

    I also have in there Autumn fern, chameleon plants, and ivy. I know they're all okay. Tonight I added some sweet basil and then immediately wondered with its pungent odour due to the essential oils it produces if it is toxic to such a little one, potentially. I'm still cycling Lydia's new vivarium, so I'm going to leave it in until I find/receive an answer on this.

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    Default Re: Sweet/Genovese Basil, is it okay for American Toads?

    Quote Originally Posted by LydiasMom View Post
    That is, is sweet basil an acceptable plant in an American toad's vivarium?

    I also have in there Autumn fern, chameleon plants, and ivy. I know they're all okay. Tonight I added some sweet basil and then immediately wondered with its pungent odour due to the essential oils it produces if it is toxic to such a little one, potentially. I'm still cycling Lydia's new vivarium, so I'm going to leave it in until I find/receive an answer on this.
    It's safe I have the same plant in with a squirrel tree frog and he climbs on it and is healthy. It might be difficult to keep the plant alive because it's so delicate but should work.

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