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help tortoise eating substrate
Posted: 01/03/2011 by bubbles

Help please anyone

Just set up my tortoise table.  Got my megaray bulb set up above table and mixed play sand and top soil together 50 50 mix and my hermann tortoise keeps eating it.

Don't know if to take her out and put her back into her vivarium for moment.

Really worried she might do herself some damage.

She is well hydrated had a bath this morning and this evening.

Can any one help.  Don't want her back in vivarium but am worried about her in table with soil and sand mix

I am wondering if to put the pellet substrate she has in her vivarium into the table but I was just trying to do the right thing with soil/sand substrate.

Will it damage her if she continues this

Bubbles

Re: help tortoise eating substrate
Posted: 01/03/2011 by TPGDarren

Hiya,

Have you got a cuttlefish at all?

Try breaking it up and placing pieces in different locations in the table, she'll hopefully eat this instead:-)

HTH
Darren

Re: help tortoise eating substrate
Posted: 01/03/2011 by bubbles

 I will try that and see how she goes.

I do have cuttlefish in all the time and she loves it so it is definately worth trying

Will she damage herself if she does continue to eat it like this

thank you Darren

Re: help tortoise eating substrate
Posted: 02/03/2011 by bubbles

Thank you for the advice with cuttlefish.

Bubbles has now stopped eating her substrate and seems to be happy in her new home.  Racing around table doing circuits and enjoying herself. 

Your a Star

Re: help tortoise eating substrate
Posted: 02/03/2011 by TPGDarren

You're very welcome:-)
Glad it worked out ok for her:-)

TC
Darren

Re: help tortoise eating substrate
Posted: 17/02/2017 by Odin the tortoise

hello my tortoise is eating his substrate and already have cuttlefish what should i do! i am really worried!

 

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