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Calcium Carbonate

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by t_mclellan, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. t_mclellan

    t_mclellan New Member 5 Year Member

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    Do any of you have a source for bulk Calcium Carbonate?
    I would prefer a "Block" form.
    I can't use the tiny "Turtle block" from a pet store.

    Thanks.
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    I use the "Now" brand. However it's powder form. Not sure if they have a block kind.

    www.nowfoods.com
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    Cuttlebone-available in 2, 3, 5 lb. and larger quantities from bird supply vendors. One vendor sells broken cuttlebone pieces in bulk (perfect for tortoises) on Ebay on a fairly regular basis.
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    t_mclellan New Member 5 Year Member

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    I've seen the cuttle bone.
    I was useing a block that is no longer made.
    Thanks both of you!
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    GBtortoises Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Last I knew those "turtle blocks" where primarly made from plaster of paris. Maybe they've changed since years ago.
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    t_mclellan New Member 5 Year Member

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    Just 1 reason I'm not interested in those.
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    Do you have Horse supply shops that sell food grade limestone flour... if so you can make your own by mixing it with some water... then drying them out...
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    Kelly, what's this? Limestone flour?
    I am not familiar with that. Do you do that?
    Thanks na
  9. t_mclellan

    t_mclellan New Member 5 Year Member

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    Now I really feel stupid!
    But THANKS!
    My wife has a bunch of those crazy jello molds! I think I'm gona have fun with this!
    Yeah, That's RIGHT, I'm EXCITED!!!
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    Nay Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Wait,wait ,wait, I wanna know...What is it????
    Na
  11. stells

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    Limestone flour is used over here as a suppliment to keep horses hooves healthy...

    I have been using it for a few years now and make my own blocks... the tortoises love it... its just basically pure calcium carbonate...

    Have fun with the jelly moulds... I see rabbit shaped limestone blocks in your future lol[hr]
    Here is what it is... you should be able to get it over there... you have horses right?? lol
    http://www.tackdirect.co.uk/prod_show.asp?id=1591&ref=froogle&prodid=1591
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    Nay Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi, thanks for the link. Not only do we have horses over here. I have 4 of them. Just never even heard of this. We use lime on the stalls to absorb the smell of pee. But I was sure that was not what you were talking about. I am going to check it out!!!Now if I could just find my husbands jello molds!!
    Na
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    t_mclellan New Member 5 Year Member

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    HAY! That was my idea!
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    Tom,I know,,
    just busting on ya!!
    Na
  15. stells

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    No it wouldn't be the lime you use for the pee...

    This is food grade.... the other stuff like garden lime would be lethal

    Calcium carbonate with no vits added that you already use for your tortoises should work this way too... you just need enough water to make a firm block... so its not to runny... then leave on the window sill to set
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    Thanks Danny!
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    That NOW shop is great! Thanks! I have been having a lot of trouble finding bulk calcium carbonate. The pet feed stores here have it for poultry but is fairly large pieces.
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    Anybody tried making the blocks yet?
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