Is This a Bladder Stone?

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Hello everyone. I was soaking my tortoises today when onr of them pooped a small rock. I saw my tortoise yesterday eating some dirt. Is this because it or should I be worried? I crushed it up so you guys can identify it easily.
 

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zovick

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Hello everyone. I was soaking my tortoises today when onr of them pooped a small rock. I saw my tortoise yesterday eating some dirt. Is this because it or should I be worried? I crushed it up so you guys can identify it easily.
Yes, it looks like a bladder stone. The tortoise may need to be soaked more regularly than what you have been doing to prevent future problems. Soak everyday for 20-30 minutes.
 

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Yes, it looks like a bladder stone. The tortoise may need to be soaked more regularly than what you have been doing to prevent future problems. Soak everyday for 20-30 minutes.
I soaked them 15 mins per day now I will soak them for 30 mins per day thank you for your advice and I have one more question. Do you think that there are more stones? Or is it just this? How can I prevent more stones from forming?
 

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I soaked them 15 mins per day now I will soak them for 30 mins per day thank you for your advice and I have one more question. Do you think that there are more stones? Or is it just this? How can I prevent more stones from forming?
There could be more stones. The longer soaks should help get rid of them and also help prevent new ones from forming.
 

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