Pea Gravel

Stuart S.

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I’m looking at building a stone walkway in my backyard where I keep my Sulcatas. I’m looking at doing stepping stones with pea gravel surrounding the stones, they’ll cover an area that’s about 120 square feet. I was curious to know if anyone else has used this? I only ask because I know Sulcatas tend to eat anything they can fit in their mouths.. bad idea??
 

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Hmmmm, i can definitely see a curious hungry Sully ambling down the pathway. A nibble here, a nibble there, eat a few stones here and again there. Personally, i think pea gravel is a no no, a tempting bite size morsel for a tortoise.

Maybe bump up a size or two.
 

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They try and eat everything. Doesn't have to taste good even. I would avoid anything small they can fit in their mouth.
 

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Not only are torts tanks, bulldozers, cute dinosaurs, but they are also big eating machines. We have tons of that's where torts have eaten everything from screws to toys. I would definitely avoid anything they can eat.
 

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Not only are torts tanks, bulldozers, cute dinosaurs, but they are also big eating machines. We have tons of threads where torts have eaten everything from screws to toys. I would definitely avoid anything they can eat.
 

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I have known of sulcatas who have eaten dry wall, dorritos bag, mardi gras beads. The list goes on and on.
 

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I used to tell people to get down on their hands and knees and go through the whole tortoise yard picking up rocks and stuff small enough to fit in a tortoise's mouth. I haven't said that in a while, but it's worth repeating. pea gravel? that would be a no no.
 

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