Barley Grass (Barley)

 Safe to Feed
  • Common Name: Barley Grass (Barley)
  • Latin Name: Hordeum spp.
  • Family Name: Poaceae/Gramineae

The leaves of this plant from the grass family will be fine to feed to your tortoise (Hordeum vulgare is the species grown for the barley grain, but the leaves of all the Hordeum are similar). 

Do NOT feed the grain to your tortoise because it has a high phosphorus and starch content.

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