Is english ivy poisonous to lambs

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11 years 3 months ago #32839 by 2Tania
I did plan to have my lamb free ranging around the house but there is creeping ivy growing here and there....is this a problem?

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11 years 3 months ago #437274 by muri
It could well be as it can be toxic to some humans, there are differing degrees of tolerance
the berries are more toxic than the leaves

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11 years 3 months ago #437290 by Hawkspur
It contains saponins so affects the gastrointestinal tract.
www.ttlntl.co.uk/2/Health/poisonplants.htm

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11 years 3 months ago #437293 by LongRidge
I suspect that it won't like the taste, so won't eat enough to harm it.

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11 years 3 months ago #437329 by muri
Hawkspur, that was a really useful reference thanks, you obviously have a skill in finding quality references

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11 years 3 months ago #437430 by 2Tania
Im keeping an eye on my lamb Meka...he has picked up a few ivy leaves but spat them out

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