Common Name: Opuntia Cactus (Prickly Pear/Nopales)
Latin Name:Opuntia spp.
Family Name: Cactaceae
Opuntia is a large genus, ranging from tree specimans to ground cover, all of which are safe (both pads and fruit). In large quantities Opuntia can have a laxative effect, so don't overfeed. Opuntia ficus indica is one of the most popular varieties for tortoises, as it has fewer spines and glochids than some of the others.