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Lemon

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  • Common Name: Lemon
  • Latin Name: Citrus limon
  • Family Name: Rutaceae
Research is ongoing into Citrus fruits, including the Lemon, as they contain a wide range of active ingredients, some of which may harm a tortoise, so avoid.  There is some evidence that in cats, dogs, and horses Citrus fruits can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, and it is likely that this would happen with tortoises too, as the sugar and acid in these fruits can play havoc with the tortoise's natural gut flora.
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