- 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