Feed Sparingly
  • Common Name: Carrot
  • Latin Name: Daucus carota sativus
  • Family Name: Umbelliferae/Apiaceae
Carrot tops contain a high percentage of oxalic acid, potassium and are rich in protein, so should be fed sparingly, if at all. 

Some people are said to use raw grated carrot occasionally as a natural wormer, but there is no evidence that this is an effective method of worming your tortoise. 

It is also said to be a natural way to boost to vitamin A if a small amount is occasionally grated and added to a tortoise's diet.

See also Wild Carrot.
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