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Melon (Cantaloupe, Muskmelon, Watermelon, Ogen Melon, Honeydew, Galia)

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  • Common Name: Melon (Cantaloupe, Muskmelon, Watermelon, Ogen Melon, Honeydew, Galia)
  • Latin Name: Citrullus lanatis spp., Cucumis melo spp.
  • Family Name: Curcurbitaceae
These sweet-fruited relatives of squashes and gourds should not be fed to most species of tortoise, as their digestives systems are not designed to cope with the sugar in the fruit, although they can be given to fruit-eating species.  The leaves and flowers of melons can be nibbled, but should be fed sparingly.
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