Do not Feed
  • Common Name: Chives
  • Latin Name: Allium schoenoprasum
  • Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
This is the smallest member of the edible onion family.  Chives and Onions are known to be toxic to cats and dogs, the growing plant is said to repel insects and moles, and there is some evidence that other members of the Onion family are toxic to tortoises. 

On the general principle that we do not feed plants that grow from bulbs to tortoises, and the current evidence of toxicity to many animals, we recommend that you do not feed Chives to your tortoise.  See Onion.
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