Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Dahlia
  • Latin Name: Dahlia spp.
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
The flowers and leaves of the Dahlia can be fed in moderation to your tortoise, but it should be noted that some sources report mild gastroenteritis and dermatitis in cats and dogs that have eaten Dahlias.  As reptiles have a different skin and digestive system to mammals, we do not believe that tortoises would suffer the same effects from eating this plant, but we do recommend that you exercise caution and feed the leaves and flowers of the plant in moderation only. 

Never feed the roots or tubers of Dahlias to your tortoise.
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