Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Dandelion
  • Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
Dandelions are a firm favourite with tortoises, and although they can be quite high in oxalates (with the older leaves having the highest content), and they also have mild diuretic properties, it is perfectly safe to feed them as part of a wider, varied diet.

Large quantities of dandelions can temporarily turn urine a pink colour.
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