Aloe vera are what I like to call 'social plants'
At this point you can begin to squeeze out the liquid from the stem with your fingers
The juice within the stem, however, can be eaten without problem
I have so many baby aloe veras growing that I've begun to sell them online (here on Amazon under my 'Lone Alaskan Gypsy' seller name!) and give them away as gifts to friends and family
Came quickly and packaged well! It has doubled in size in just a couple weeks! Very happy with my purchase
Although it's not recommended that any people or animals eat the skin of the plant, it's not fatal (it will just cause an upset tummy)