If you have a tortoise at home, here is a list of good things to eat that might be in your yard. This list is a general list. At the end of this page is a link to a list of care sheets for particular tortoises.
Cactus -- pads and fruit and yummy, spines are owie
Grass and weeds from your garden
Hibiscus -- flowers and leaves
Roses -- flowers and young leaves
Squash -- banana squash, summer squash, and yellow crookneck squash
Succulents -- Aloe vera
Zucchini fruit and leaves
The list above is the best food for a tortoise. You can grow or buy the yummy treats below for your tortoise once in a while. Just be sure there are no pesticides on them and serve them raw, please.
Corn on the cob
For really, really special treats, feed your tortoise the things below. No pesticides, raw only, and please give these only once in a while.
Melons -- not watermelon
Apples -- NO SEEDS
Tortoises, especially female tortoises and hatchlings, need calcium, so you can sprinkle tortoise food with calcium carbonate or feed us boiled crushed chicken egg shells. Some people scrape a cuttlebone over tortoise's food.
Food that is dangerous to tortoises
The things in this list are NOT food for a tortoise. Do NOT feed these to your tortoise. And be sure your tortoise can't just find them and eat them on his or her own. These are dangerous!