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drgnfly2265

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My sulcata is 11 months old and for some reason is trying to eat rocks when I take him outside. We have these little white rocks in our yard and when he is walking around he tries to eat them.

Has anyones tortoise tried to eat rocks???

I follow him around the whole time he is outside now to make sure that he doesn't find a rock that he could actually eat. Would it hurt him if he did eat one???

HERE IS A PICTURE OF HIM TRYING TO EAT ONE.....

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RE: HE TRIES TO EAT ROCKS!!!

I have no idea why he would do that, but that is a really funny/cute picture.
 

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Put some cuttlebone in his path and see if he's looking for calcium. And, yes...rocks could cause impaction.

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maybe u dont feed him enough. hahaha
 

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I agree with Yvonne try giving him some cuttle bone see if that helps. If he is trying to eat only the white rocks they may have something in them he is lacking.
 

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Percy likes rocks, and poop and glass and foil and anything white including rubber or paper or stuffing out of pillows.

Some torts like to live dangerously appearantly...
 

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third time is the charm.... CALCIUM!!!! give him a cuttle bone to bit into... sulcatas grow so quickly, they need the correct diet to stay healthy
 

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RE: HE TRIES TO EAT ROCKS!!!

janiedough said:
Percy likes rocks, and poop and glass and foil and anything white including rubber or paper or stuffing out of pillows.

Some torts like to live dangerously appearantly...

LOL, Bowser tries to eat all of that bad stuff also. Especially the poo!!! Once he sees the pile, he tries to run to it!!! I pull him away from it and he goes back to it. Then I have to set him way far away. It seems like he tries to eat everything that is bad!!!

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The bird section of most pet shops will have cuttlebone. Even stores like Wal mart, Kmart. and Target carry them in their pet departments.
 

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bacaraj said:
The bird section of most pet shops will have cuttlebone. Even stores like Wal mart, Kmart. and Target carry them in their pet departments.

Ohhh... The white thing that you put in bird cages? I didn't know that I could give that to a tortoise. I thought cuttlebone would be something that I would have to search everywhere for. Thank you very much everyone!!! What would I do without this place. ;)

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