are these bladder stones?????

lismar79

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My 16 month sulcata lives in her water dish. Spends at least an hr or more in it every day. The last couple of days I have found stone like pieces mixed in with poo in her water. The poo is normal, the stones are not. Are these bladder stones? They have a chaulk like feel and are white when broken up.
She is very hydrated and diet is hay, mazuri a few times a week, store greens ( only for the winter) grass I'm growing but not a lot ( black thumb...) mulberry leaves both dried and fresh, habiscus leaves, and squash once a week. Does not get as much excersize now that its winter but she walks a path in her enclosure for a few hrs a day as well. 20141211_180356.jpg
Should I fource soak her? She really does soak her self daily so I assumed all was well. Its a lot of these stones in her dish the past three days! Acting normal still.
Vet apt Monday. Any advice is welcome.
 

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Could it have been anything she eat? Like small rocks? It kind of looks like calcium deposits to me. Are they hard or kind of mushy?
 

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This is the stone my "little pig" Sulcata discharged sometime ago.

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The large one is about 1CM. I think what you have is some small rock s/he eat. Mine eats small piece of rock some time too, My wife hurried and try to stop him but he swallow it already.
 

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That does not look like what I have at all....hmmm I do not have any rock near her and since its winter here and she's inside 24/7 I can say that for sure. Is it possible that its chunks of calcium she did not process? I do break up small pc of home made cacium blocks for her and that's about the right size. The plot thickens .....
 

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What you've shown us is actual stones the tortoise has ingested. If you push on a bladder stone with your fingernail you can flake it apart.
 

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Oh wow! Thanks for the reply. It has to be the calcium block then, its the only thing she has access to..... anything I can do to help process this along????
Should I keep the vet appt?
 
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