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Oak tree

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  • Common Name: Oak tree
  • Latin Name: Quercus spp.
  • Family Name: Fagaceae
The Oak has TOXIC properties that are most potent in the spring (young buds and leaves) and autumn (acorns).  The leaves and acorns contain tannic acid, which causes gastroenteritis and kidney damage, and has been known to kill horses. It would therefore be best to eliminate any risk to your tortoise by clearing up fallen leaves and not siting the tortoise enclosure close to an oak tree.
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