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Cuttlebone Question

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by buglady, Aug 18, 2019.

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  1. buglady

    buglady New Member

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    I live in Mozambique and don't have vets or store-brought cuttlebone readily available. We sometimes find large cuttlebones on the beach. Can I feed my tortoises cuttlebone from the beach? Is there some way I need to clean it first? Also, are there any other alternatives for culttlebone that might be easier to find?
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    Greetings. You can definitely feed cuttlebones that you find on the beach. No real cleaning needed, maybe just a good rinse in fresh clean water to get any other dirt/debris/sand off, but they are usually ready to offer as is.

    Good luck
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    Eggshells also work
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