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wow i didn't know this is where we get cuttlebones from!

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  1. russian/sulcata/tortoise

    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I just walk around the beach collecting them :) they are plentiful here.
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    We get them on UK beaches at certain times of the year. My budgies love em aswell as my torts. Keeps calcium up and keeps there beaks nice and trimmed.
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    I really like cephalopods, so it is hard for me to eat them or use the cuttlefish "bones". But I guess if they wash up on a beach, no harm.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Wow, wish I had a free beach supply of them:(
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Where, exactly did you think they came from?
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    lol i thought they where made in factories
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    I thought they were cut out of the cuttlefish when they were caught for food.
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    I thought they came from fish that can use a knife and fork.:):):)
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    This guy is like "mine all mine" The shelfish get.

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    Wow ive never seen them washed up before. I have to admit it's only recently that I realised they were actually a living creature and not made in some factory or other...
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    Not sure I could cut my own out of a fish Id found, much prefer the pet shop already done version lol
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    When i've found them the birds have already eaten the fish part. They are literally the same as you buy in the pet shop.
    At certain times of the year in bournemouth(seaside resort in UK) the beach is covered with them.
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    my biggest question is since this is where the come from how are they sterilized?
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    Soaked in boiling water
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    Im a lot further up, my closest beach will be either Cresswell or Newbiggin by the sea. I wonder if it's too cold for them up here? I know it is almost too cold for the human life form lol
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    I really like Cephalopods too, but I don't mind eating them from time to time or using the "bone". Calamari is good stuff.
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    i love seafood so much, oysters are my favorite!
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