- Common Name: Apple (Fruit)
- Latin Name: Malus domestica
- Family Name: Rosaceae
Not all species of tortoises and turtles are fruit eaters, so only offer it as a small part of the diet once you have confirmed that your tortoise or turtle is a fruit eater.
Non-fruit-eating species are not equipped to deal with the sugars present in these fruits and can suffer intestinal problems if they eat them.
The pips/seeds contain cyanide and should therefore be avoided. See Apple (Tree)