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Safe Food List from EH

PostAuthor: JediMasterThrash » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:11 pm

THIS IS THE OLD LIST. THE UPDATED LIST CAN BE FOUND HERE: [Care: Safe Food List].

Questions about an item on this list - or questions about any food item - should be directed to the [Food & Water] section as a new topic. This list will be kept updated as new safe food items are brought to our attention.



The following is copied with permission from the Epicurean-Hermit website, with attributions to Julia Crab. You will need to obtain your own permission from EH to copy this list to your own site or publication. But direct links to this post are OK.

Acorns (crush and soak overnight in salt water then drain before serving)
Alfalfa
Almonds, crushed
Amaranth (Ancient grain)
Anchovy oil
Apple and natural, unsweetened apple sauce
Apricot
Arame
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Bamboo (live plants make wonderful tank toys and grazing)
Banana
Barley
Beans, yellow wax
Bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, green or purple)
Bee pollen
Beets
Bilberries/Huckleberries
Blackberry leaves
Blackberry
Blackstrap molasses (unsulfured) - amazingly high in nutrients such as calcium and potassium; 1-2 times monthly
Bladderwrack
Bloodworms (alive or dead)
Blueberries
Borage blossoms (Borago officinalis)
Broccoli and leaves
Brown rice
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage (all varieties)
Calcium carbonate powder, plain
Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis)-Also known as "pot marigolds"
Camellia (Camellia japonica)
Canteloupe
Carnation flowers (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carrots
Carrot tops
Cauliflower and leaves
Celery leaves
Cereal; Brown rice, soy, wheat or 7 grain, muesli
Chamomile flowers
Chard
Cheese (be sure to get all natural varieties, serve as occasional treat)
Cherimoya
Cherry
Chestnuts
Chicken bones
Chicken, cooked and unseasoned (smash the bone for marrow access)
Chickweed
Cholla wood
Cilantro
Citrus (all fruits)
Clams
Clover blossoms and leaves
Coconut and coconut oil
Cod liver oil
Collards
Cork bark
Corn (on the cob, too)
Cornmeal
Cranberries (dehydrated)
Crickets
Crustaceans (any and all crustacea including crayfish, lobster, shrimp and other crabs)
Cucumber
Currants
Cuttlefish bone, powdered
Dairy products (milk, cheese, live-culture yogurt) **
Daisies (Bellis perennis)
Dandelion flowers, leaves and roots (Taraxacum officinale)
Day lilies (Hemerocallis)
Egg, scrambled or soft boiled
Eggplant
Eggshells
Elderberry flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
Extra-virgin olive oil
Fig (ripe fruit only)
Fish flakes w/out chemical preservatives
Fish Oil
Flax seeds/Linseeds (crushed)
Flax seed oil (small amounts infrequently)
Frozen fish food (esp. algae, krill and brine shrimp)
Garbanzos
Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)
Gooseberry (ripe or overripe)
Grape Leaf
Grapes
Grapevine (vines and root)
Green and red leaf lettuce (not iceburg; dark green)
Green Beans
Hazel leaves
Hempseed Meal
Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Hikari products: brine shrimp, krill, crab cuisine, sea plankton (no preservatives)
Hollyhock flowers
Honey (organic, or at least locally produced, for anti-microbials)
Honeybush
Honeydew Melon
Honeysuckle flowers (Japanese Lonicera japonica)
Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana)
Irish Moss
Japanese red maple leaves, dried (Acer palmatum)
Jasmine flowers (Jasmine officinale)
Johnny-Jump-Up flowers--(Viola tricolor)
Kamut
Kelp
Kiwi
Lentils
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Lima Beans
Lobster with crushed exoskeleton
Locusts (dead)
Lychee fruit (fresh; no kernel)
Macadamia nuts
Madrona wood
Mango
Mangrove (small live trees can be obtained on eBay, use in water basin)
Maple leaves
Maple syrup
Marion Berries
Milk thistle flowers (Silybum marianum)
Mint (but not peppermint!)
Most organic baby foods
Muscadine (grapes)
Mushrooms
Mussels
Nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum majus)
Nettle (wilted)
Nettle, stinging (pour boiling water over leaves first)
Oak Leaves and bark
Octopus
Okra
Olive and olive oil (extra virgin)
Oranges
Oysters
Pansy flowers and leaves (Viola X Wittrockiana)
Papaya
Parsley
Parsnip
Passionflowers (Passifloraceae - passion flower family)
Passionfruit
Peaches
Peanut butter (avoid sugar, corn syrup and hydrogenated oils)
Peanuts
Pears
Peas
Pecans
Pecan bark
Persimmon
Petunia blossoms
Pineapple
Pistachio nuts
Plum
Pomegranate
Popcorn (unseasoned, unflavored, unbuttered)
Potato (no green parts, including eyes)
Psyllium & husks
Pumpkin
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Quinoa (New World grain)
Raisins (no sulphur dioxide)
Raspberry
Red raspberry leaves (highest bioavailable calcium source + vit. C and trace minerals)
Rolled Oats
Rooibus (or rooibos)
Roquette (Eruca vesicaria)
Rose petals (Rosa spp)
Rose hips
Royal Jelly
Russian Olive leaves (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
Sage blossoms (Salvia officinalis)
Salmon
Sand dollars
Sardines
Scallops
Sea biscuits
Sea fan (red or black)
Sea grasses
Sea salt
Sea Sponges
Semolina
Sesame seeds (crushed)
Sesame oil (in tiny amounts as appetite stimulant)
Shrimp and exoskeletons
Snails (use human food grade only; not wild snails)
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
Soy and soy products (human grade; miso, tofu, etc.)
Spelt
Spinach
Spirulina (complete protein and chlorophyll source; highest in beta carotene)
Sprouts (flax, wheat, bean, alfalfa, etc.)
Squid
Squash (and squash blossom)
Star fruit (carambola)
Strawberry and tops
Sugar cane
Sunflower Seeds (crushed), flowers and leaves (Helianthus)
Swamp cypress wood (false cypress, taxodium sp.)
Sweet potato
Sycamore leaf
Tahini (no garlic variety)
Tamarillo
Tangerine
Timothy hay
Tomato
Tree Fern
Triticale
Tulip flowers (Tulipa spp.)
Tuna
Turnip greens
Viola flowers
Violet flowers (Viola odorata)
Walnuts
Wasa All-Natural Crispbread (Oat flavor)
Watercress
Watermelon
Wheat grass
Wheat
Wheat germ
Whitefish
Whole Wheat Couscous
Wild rice
Zucchini (and zucchini flowers)*

*This food list is mainly adapted from Summer Michealson and Stacey Arenella's book,
The All-Natural Hermit Crab Sourcebook, and expanded on by Julia Crab and others

** After extensive tests in several EH member tanks, it has been discovered that dairy items are not lethal to crabs. In fact, most crabs really enjoy cheddar cheese, live-culture yogurt, and the occasional drink of milk. While extended long-term testing is still underway, there has been 8 months of trials with no harm to the test crabs. For now, dairy is acceptable, once every 30 to 60 days as a treat. It should not be relied upon as a food base.
JMT.

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PostAuthor: Guest » Sat May 23, 2009 5:47 pm

Peonies (Specifically The European Paeonia officinalis ) are also Crab Safe.

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PostAuthor: limeslide » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:59 pm

I assume non-dehydrated cranberries are safe, too.
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PostAuthor: Guest » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:17 am

been curious what about mandarin or those cuties?

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PostAuthor: MudCrabDude » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:20 am

petrolium wrote:been curious what about mandarin or those cuties?


Should be okay, as it lists "Citrus (all fruits)" above.

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PostAuthor: Chompman » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:45 pm

Are we sure about peonies?

It looks like they can be dangerous for pets such as cats to eat so more then likely would be similar for crabs.

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5778434_peonies-safe-cats-eat_.html

Reason I ask is a bunch are flowering here but did a quick google check and find various information that they are dangerous.

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PostAuthor: Guest » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:10 am

I was just questioning avocado..

I've been hesitant as apparently its quite toxic to birds..

*LOL* I've always got leftover avocado as my daughter loves it, so just wanted to double check??

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PostAuthor: CallaLily » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:08 pm

bindyangel wrote:I was just questioning avocado..

I've been hesitant as apparently its quite toxic to birds..

*LOL* I've always got leftover avocado as my daughter loves it, so just wanted to double check??


Is it really toxic to birds? Learn something new everyday. :)

I've fed avocado quite a bit. I've seen them eat it and I haven't noticed any problems.
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PostAuthor: Guest » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:21 pm

Yeah apparently it is - I was always told not to give it to my chickens. I read in some research somewhere that it could also cause problems with lactating dogs?? But I can't remember where..

Here is one page that lists it as unsafe for birds- could help with safe things for hermies too :)

http://www.cockatielcottage.net/houseplants.html

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PostAuthor: CallaLily » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:32 pm

bindyangel wrote:Here is one page that lists it as unsafe for birds- could help with safe things for hermies too :)

http://www.cockatielcottage.net/houseplants.html


I don't know. There's a few things other than avocado on that toxic list for birds that are on the safe list for hermits. clover, Elderberry flowers, honeysuckle, Jasmine flowers, mushrooms, Oak, Maple, Nettle, Peas, Sorrel, Tulip flowers.

There are also a few things on the safe plant list for birds that is on the unsafe list for the hermits. African Daisy, African violet leaves, aloe vera, Aniseed, Bougainvillea, Eucalyptus, Kalanchoe, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme.

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PostAuthor: Bubble_hermes » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:24 pm

Would something like roast beef (unseasoned area) be ok for them? Mine saw the meat and went racing over, had a few bites and then walked away. Either she hates it or she wasn't hungry I suppose. :?
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PostAuthor: Silver Buttons » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:38 am

Well, you didn't have mashed potatoes and gravy with it. :lol:
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PostAuthor: Guest » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:41 pm

how would you prepare the lentils?

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PostAuthor: Bekka16 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:54 pm

what about sea urchins? or seahorses?

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PostAuthor: Maru-sha » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:17 pm

Can they have wheat bread? Regular white bread? Any type of bread?
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