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Are succulent plants safe for Hissers?

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I have a 10 gallon terrarium with about 20 Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (they are my class pets).  I placed a jade in a pot (organic soil, no pesticides) in the tank as decoration.  Apparently, my Hissers love nibbling on the leaves, as quite a few chunks have been eaten.  

Question is: does anyone know if it is safe for a Hisser to eat Jade? I do not mind if the plant gets eaten (it grows fast enough), I just wonder if anyone knows if there are any ill effects of Hissers eating a Jade Succulent - I'd hate to find out the hard way.

Thanks ahead of time for any input or advice! 

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I know there are a lot of succulents with toxic sap, not sure about jade plants though. If I had to guess, I'd say they aren't dangerous to ingest, but I may be wrong on that. 

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Jade is badly toxic to cats and dogs. Roaches are different, clearly, but I wouldn't risk it in case there's long-term effects. 

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If no roaches die then it's probably safe, sometimes trial and error is the only answer.

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There are a lot of succulents from Madagascar. Most of them have toxic sap. I have wondered how this affected them if at all.

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Thank you everyone for your answers.  About three whole Jade leaves were eaten in a period of day, but I took the plant out, as I did not want to take the risk.  No ill effects (that I can tell of) so far, but nonetheless.

So... Question number two: Does anyone recommend an easy to care for, but small, potted plant that is safe or even beneficial for Hissers?

Thanks again!

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It sounds to me like any plants would be eaten in a matter of days then. I had a piece of Christmas cactus in a tarantulas container and an uneaten hisser did quite the number on it.

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I'd be inclined to suggest something like clover, something fast-growing, maybe two or three pots so you could swap the heavily nibbled ones out. Or try to find a pot the roaches won't climb.

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