Basil (Sweet Basil, Bush Basil)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Basil (Sweet Basil, Bush Basil)
  • Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Family Name: Lamiaceae/Labiatae
This commonly grown herb, which comes in both green-leaved and purple-leaved varieties, is said to have insect repelling qualities, and to be toxic to mosquitos, but there are no known hazards to mammals.

Basil can be fed in moderation, but because of its strong aroma and taste, your tortoise might not find it appetising.
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