Eating his bedding

Darwin_T

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Hi all. Today I purchased some Cyprus mulch as substrate for Darwin the Greek. However, I think I may have caught him nibbling at it do I was wondering if he would eat it, if it would pass through his system, and what any dangers were.
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I personally do not like this type of stick substrate...now, lots of folks use it, I just don't.

If the sticks are ingested then passing through the system can be difficult...these are after all wood slivers/pieces....I would be certain that the tort is not making a meal of the wood pieces and would also make sure that the tort is and remains well hydrated while this behavior is going on...
 

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What sort of heating and lighting are you using?

What do you normally feed?

What is your supplement routine?
 

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I feed kale, radicchio, endive, collard greens, rarely apples or blueberries, etcetera. I typically feed once in the afternoon or evening.
 

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Do you keep a red or black light burning during the day?
 

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Sorry my answer is late, and yes I do. I keep that Nd a regular "yellow" bulb on to


*Sorry I meant too for that last word


Aghh! [CONFOUNDED FACE] not Nd but and
 

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We often see colored bulbs in with the substrate eaters. Try using just a plain regular white bulb for daytime basking, and unless your house gets unusually cold, you don't need night heat for a Greek.

I would skip the fruit, add more variety to the greens, and feed a pile in the morning that will last all day. He'll be less apt to sample the substrate if hes not hungry all day waiting for you to feed him.
 

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Ok thanks. And by yellow I meant clear I couldn't think of a good adjective.
 

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