Hazel (Filbert, Kentish Cob, Cob)

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  • Common Name: Hazel (Filbert, Kentish Cob, Cob)
  • Latin Name: Corylus spp.
  • Family Name: Betulaceae/Corylaceae
The leaves of the Hazel are high in tannins and would probably taste bitter to a tortoise, but as long as they are a small part of a varied diet there should be no problem.  Like all fruits, the nut of the Hazel should not be offered to tortoises.

Do not confuse with Witch Hazel  which is in a different botanical family (Hamamelidaceae) and not related.
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