Trying to eat a stone or concrete

ENHorse

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Hi,

I am raising 1.5 year old leopard tortoise (hatched on November 2018). Since I am living in Illinois, I keep my tortoise in indoor enclosure all the time.

Recently, the weather is quite hot, so I sometimes let my tortoise wandering outside. I noticed that my tortoise trying to eat a stone or concrete. I guess she could not eat either one since the size of stone is much larger than that of her mouse.

I heard that in nature they sometimes eat stone for minerals. So, I placed a cuttlefish bone inside the enclosure but she seems do not want it. I sometimes gave calcium power with food.

What is the sign of this?


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KarenSoCal

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Sometimes tortoises will try to eat stones if they aren't getting all of the minerals they need from their food.

You could try some Miner All. It's a mineral supplement.
 
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