Is this “cuttlefish bone” good for hermanns baby?

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I recently purchased some cuttlefish bone for my baby hermanns to get extra calcium and came across the below one from Amazon. The baby seems to really enjoy the product and nibbles on it non-stop. They are not real cuttlefish bone, and made from cuttlefish bone power and other ingredients.

Ingredients are listed below:

Calcium Carbonate, Cuttlefish bone Powder, Flaxseed oil, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Natural Flavor

is this good for hermanns baby?
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Ingredients :

Calcium Carbonate, Cuttlefish bone Powder, Flaxseed oil, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Natural Flavor
No sure what you are asking. It seems some wording may have been left out of your title.
 

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No sure what you are asking. It seems some wording may have been left out of your title.
Sorry... i accidentally pressed the post before i finish writing... (happens when you drop the phone when writing)...i edit the title and the content...thanks
 

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I wouldn't use that. Honey? Get a regular cuttlebone. They work great.

The "enriched" flavors might make the baby over eat it and munch too much. Sounds like that is what is happening.
 

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I wouldn't use that. Honey? Get a regular cuttlebone. They work great.

The "enriched" flavors might make the baby over eat it and munch too much. Sounds like that is what is happening.
That is what I’m afraid of... the baby just likes it too much which made me feel suspicious and started looking the ingredients and found that it is not a real “cuttlefish bone”...
I also bought cuttlefish bones from a different brand (pic below). Haven’t received it yet. is this real one? Where do you usually go to get a regular cuttlefish bone? @Tom

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Plain ordinary cuttlebone not enhanced with anything is what you want. Not the one pictured.

They’re very cheap. So cheap that it can be difficult to buy them in small quantities sometimes
 

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That is what I’m afraid of... the baby just likes it too much which made me feel suspicious and started looking the ingredients and found that it is not a real “cuttlefish bone”...
I also bought cuttlefish bones from a different brand (pic below). Haven’t received it yet. is this real one? Where do you usually go to get a regular cuttlefish bone? @Tom

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That looks like the real one.

I buy mine in bulk by the case. I have 27 adult tortoises, 15 of which are egg laying females, plus hordes of growing babies at any given time, so buying two cuttlebones at regular retail price wouldn't be a good way to go for me. I get 5 pound boxes that have dozens of cuttlebones in them. For most people, a $63 box of cuttlebones would be quite a lot more than needed.
 

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Plain ordinary cuttlebone not enhanced with anything is what you want. Not the one pictured.

They’re very cheap. So cheap that it can be difficult to buy them in small quantities sometimes
Thanks for the advice! I will try to see if can find them in bulk. I am so used to order everything from Amazon and can’t find any seller who sells the cuttlefish bone in bulk...
 

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That looks like the real one.

I buy mine in bulk by the case. I have 27 adult tortoises, 15 of which are egg laying females, plus hordes of growing babies at any given time, so buying two cuttlebones at regular retail price wouldn't be a good way to go for me. I get 5 pound boxes that have dozens of cuttlebones in them. For most people, a $63 box of cuttlebones would be quite a lot more than needed.
That are a lot of torts~~ I only got a tiny little one. Will those bone go bad ? Is there any expiration date on them? And will do you get the bulk? From Online or local?
 

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I find it on the beach, have a big box of the stuff, probably about a decade worth.
 

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Thanks for the advice! I will try to see if can find them in bulk. I am so used to order everything from Amazon and can’t find any seller who sells the cuttlefish bone in bulk...
I purchased a 11 Pound box of 6" to 8" cuttlebone from Amazon for $83.00. They were sold in 5 pound box or 11 pound box. I only have 1Tortoise & 1Bird (Rosie Bourke Parakeet) the reason I bought many is because I was paying $2.99 for one, as long as I keeping them clean and dry I believe they will last forever. The 11 pound box had just over 100 cuttlebones. You can order different size cuttlebone also.
 

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I purchased a 11 Pound box of 6" to 8" cuttlebone from Amazon for $83.00. They were sold in 5 pound box or 11 pound box. I only have 1Tortoise & 1Bird (Rosie Bourke Parakeet) the reason I bought many is because I was paying $2.99 for one, as long as I keeping them clean and dry I believe they will last forever. The 11 pound box had just over 100 cuttlebones. You can order different size cuttlebone also.
Great! Thanks a lot~
 

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That is what I’m afraid of... the baby just likes it too much which made me feel suspicious and started looking the ingredients and found that it is not a real “cuttlefish bone”...
I also bought cuttlefish bones from a different brand (pic below). Haven’t received it yet. is this real one? Where do you usually go to get a regular cuttlefish bone? @Tom

I find them at the beach. 🤣
 

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I purchased a 11 Pound box of 6" to 8" cuttlebone from Amazon for $83.00. They were sold in 5 pound box or 11 pound box. I only have 1Tortoise & 1Bird (Rosie Bourke Parakeet) the reason I bought many is because I was paying $2.99 for one, as long as I keeping them clean and dry I believe they will last forever. The 11 pound box had just over 100 cuttlebones. You can order different size cuttlebone also.

I never thought about collecting them and selling them until I saw this post. In a single day on some beaches near me I could pick up a few thousand of them. I wonder what impact it would have on the environment if I depleted the cuttlefish bones too much though.
 

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I never thought about collecting them and selling them until I saw this post. In a single day on some beaches near me I could pick up a few thousand of them. I wonder what impact it would have on the environment if I depleted the cuttlefish bones too much though.
They need a lot of soaking and rinsing to remove the salt and any other contamination
 

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I never thought about collecting them and selling them until I saw this post. In a single day on some beaches near me I could pick up a few thousand of them. I wonder what impact it would have on the environment if I depleted the cuttlefish bones too much though.
Well, you could definitely look into it. There are lots of people out there (like me) who have no access to any beach and are willing to purchase them at 2 or more bucks per each🤨. You might have to clean them up before they can be commercialized. BTW, the one I bought from living world is 9 dollars for two... and it was on sale...so...not cheap...
 
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