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Gastroliths?Geophagy?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Taking wing, Aug 28, 2019.

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  1. Taking wing

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    I noticed My 4yo female Leo eating some rocks so I moved her back onto a rockless area. Next day she pooped out quite a few. Mostly small but a couple dime size pebbles. I know it's not in heard of but I'm curious is this an often occurence for other keepers? Has any one had issues with impaction? I'll add that she has a very varied diet and access to cuttle bone so I dont suspect lack of nutrients is a thing although I'm open to being wrong.
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