elephant ears...are they bad for goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sillystunt, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    OK, so we are making a larger pen for our goats. My mother in law told us elephant ears are posionus to humans. Will they make my goats sick? I have alot of them where we are putting the pen. I need to know if i have to dig them out or just keep them.

    Thanks a bunch
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that some people eat elephant ears, also known as taro. BUT! I'm not sure what goes into the preperation of elephant ears for consumption, whether they are cooked or not.

    Off to the power of google!
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, a quick google search provided that raw elephant ears are toxic to people.

    Many times, if it is poisonious for one mammal it will be for another.

    Do NOT feed it to your goats, dig them up!!!
     
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  4. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    It is toxic to goats.
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    elephant ears are HIGHLY toxic.
     
  6. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    It's not on any lists, i went on 5 sites. I guess it is called philadenrum(spl ck). I am gonna dig it up just incase.
    Better safe than sorry~
     
  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Thanks, the one's i went on are for goats and it was not listed. I am gonna ripp them out anyway. i would feel horrible if they died! I will just plant them in pots and sell them. I got about $400 worth of plants to dig out...LOL good thing is they came with the house.....hahaha

    My dad would probally love them. Maybe i will sneak over and just plant them! [​IMG]
     
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