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Trimmed beak help

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by Big Ol Tortoise, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Big Ol Tortoise

    Big Ol Tortoise Well-Known Member

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    I'm clipping Mrs.Turtles beak and I notice that the right side of here beak is thicker. So I'm doing my best to make it look nice and what do you know... I clipped her beak just a little to far and there's a tiny bit of blood and I mean you have to be face to face to see it. So what do I do? Leave it be? Also should I file it down right now or will it hurt her.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    If it were me, I would leave it for now. Let it go for a week or so and then try again either trimming or filing. In the mean time be sure to feed on a ruff surface that will help to file it down and also keep an eye on it for the next couple days just to be sure it doesn't start up bleeding.
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    Thanks for quick response Wellington!
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    You could also give the tortoise the option to have a cuttlebone it helps!
    I usually give my tortoises the cuttlebones when it's calcium day.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Good idea, if your torts will use them. I think mine think they are poison or something. They just like to get them as dirty as possible, not even a try on it, ugh
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    Killerrookie Well-Known Member

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    My sulcatas love them and it helps with their beaks, but some of these guys are picky! :D
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    Mine took over a year of trashing the cuttlebone before they all went nuts over it one week. Silly creatures.
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    IVE TRIED!! SOOOOO MANY TIMES! She just ignores it and buries it.
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