Fake grass

James9811

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Hi all!

My main substrate right now is coco coir, but I’ve been thinking about popping some fake grass down in one little corner just for him to have a wonder around, for different texture and a little something to explore. Is this safe and could he potentially try and eat it? I’d love to hear your guys experiences
 

Maro2Bear

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One of the problems with fake grass is it’s made of plastic….and your tortoise might go about nipping off & chewing & swallowing lots of little bits of toxic. Never a good idea. If you want to encourage change, use different good substrates. Some coco coir, some orchid bark, a nice large flat piece of slate. Id nix the fake grass idea.

Good luck - happy holidays.
 

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Yeah, I wouldn't chance it. Tortoises taste-test everything. I only use strong silk plants or plastic plants meant for terrariums, and leaves are usually out of reach. Live cat grass/wheat grass can be a nice little enrichment though.
 

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Hi all!

My main substrate right now is coco coir, but I’ve been thinking about popping some fake grass down in one little corner just for him to have a wonder around, for different texture and a little something to explore. Is this safe and could he potentially try and eat it? I’d love to hear your guys experiences
That is a no go. Eating it is likely and its not worth the risk.

Use some fine grade orchid bark if you want something different.
 
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