How to make home-made calcium blocks for tortoises (Recipe!)

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Katie, would you ever consider selling these? I like them a lot (although my guy eats cuttlebone just fine) but I'm not up for making them..LOL
If you would consider selling/shipping batches, let me know :)
 

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That is probably safe then. That is a VERY small portion - basically, silica is just small sand impurities.
 

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Katie, would you ever consider selling these? I like them a lot (although my guy eats cuttlebone just fine) but I'm not up for making them..LOL
If you would consider selling/shipping batches, let me know :)
Me too! I'm not very good in the kitchen either.
 

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It says on the bag that it is calcium carbonate. Do you think it's tortoise safe, though? It was originally for making mortar, so I'm not sure.

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I know that this question is kind of off topic but do any of u have any recommendations on what to feed my Russian tortoise?
 

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Katie, would you ever consider selling these? I like them a lot (although my guy eats cuttlebone just fine) but I'm not up for making them..LOL
If you would consider selling/shipping batches, let me know :)

Haha, @Team Gomberg I honestly don't think I have the time to make and sell them at this point... between keeping up on filling Etsy orders, taking care of the tortoise clan, and not even mentioning the hubby and the kids... plus I would worry about them breaking during shipment. If someone else wants to take over this niche market, I totally don't mind. ;)
 

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Haha, @Team Gomberg I honestly don't think I have the time to make and sell them at this point... between keeping up on filling Etsy orders, taking care of the tortoise clan, and not even mentioning the hubby and the kids... plus I would worry about them breaking during shipment. If someone else wants to take over this niche market, I totally don't mind. ;)

But yours have some type of magic in them to make them more tasty to tortoises! Mine still hasn't touched his. Touché, little tortoise.

I will keep working on making it more appetizing to him. ;)
 

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Going to look for sources of Calcium Carbonate here in Canada, and going to try it! My tortoise refuses cuttlebone and food with calcium sprinkled on it. I even tried a tortoise block.

This gives me hope! Haha, thanks so much for the share! :)
 

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Guys..i m from india. N here we get tablets of calcium carbonate with vitamin D3. So instead of making calcium blocks can i jus leave those tablets in his enclosure , so tht he ll nibble on it? Pls advice
 

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Going to look for sources of Calcium Carbonate here in Canada, and going to try it! My tortoise refuses cuttlebone and food with calcium sprinkled on it. I even tried a tortoise block.

This gives me hope! Haha, thanks so much for the share! :)
Hii
 

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Great idea, but i would be leery of agricultural lime, let alone lime sold for masonry. I have heard some of it contains such toxins as cadmium.
 
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