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Aloe (Aloe Vera)

 Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Aloe (Aloe Vera)
  • Latin Name: Aloe spp; esp. Aloe vera, syn. Aloe vulgaris/Aloe barbadensis
  • Family Name: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Although this plant is said to be toxic to cats, dogs and some other mammals, the Aloe is fine to feed to tortoises in moderation but if too much is fed it can have a slight laxative effect.  Aloe Vera gel can be rubbed on minor skin wounds to aid healing. 

Although most Aloe Vera flowers are yellow, many of the hybrids have orange flowers.
 
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