Beetroot (Beet, Table Beet, Garden Beet, Red Beet, Golden Beet)
Common Name: Beetroot (Beet, Table Beet, Garden Beet, Red Beet, Golden Beet)
Latin Name:Beta vulgaris
Family Name: Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae)
Although the leaves of Beetroot are not toxic, they do contain a high level of oxalic acid, so leaves and flowers should only be offered to your tortoise in small quantities and only very occasionally. It is also important to ensure that your tortoise is fully hydrated before offering. Never feed the beet itself (the root).