Sweet Pepper (Green Pepper, Pepper, Capsicum, Bell Pepper)
Do not Feed
Common Name: Sweet Pepper (Green Pepper, Pepper, Capsicum, Bell Pepper)
Latin Name:Capsicum spp.
Family Name: Solanaceae
This plant comes from the same family as tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco and the nightshades, and although the pepper itself is not actually toxic to tortoises (and a small amount will not harm them), the leaves, stem and roots are toxic and should not be fed.
The pepper does not have a good calcium to phosphorous ratio (it is 1:2.1) and the ripened pepper can be too high in sugars for most tortoises (although it can be fed sparingly to fruit-eating species).