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Corn on the Cob (Corn, Sweet Corn, Sweetcorn)

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  • Common Name: Corn on the Cob (Corn, Sweet Corn, Sweetcorn)
  • Latin Name: Zea mays
  • Family Name: Poaceae/Gramineae
The plant from which we get Corn on the Cob is actually a grass.  It is safe to feed the leaves to your tortoise, but you should not feed the vegetable itself (the ears or cobs of corn) as it is too high in phosphorous, protein, and sugars which can ferment in the tortoise's gut causing acidosis, a condition that can cause severe intestinal problems and possibly death). 

See Maize.
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