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Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by charlygal123, Jul 9, 2019.

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  1. charlygal123

    charlygal123 New Member

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    Right I have a female Marginated and a female Greek tortoise. We have just moved house and our new garden so it would seem is a slugs desired holiday location! My girls don’t seem to eat these pests but they appear to like giving them a lift around the garden and it’s really annoying me! Every evening when I bring them indoors they seem to be covered in them! At least three or four of them on each of my girls! And I just wanted to know will they do them any harm? Obviously I pick/flick them off but they are driving me insane! I’m just worried invade they are causing them any problems I might not know about! I’ve tried googling but all I’m coming up with is if they are eaten! I’m also worried incase my neighbours have used slug pellets or the like! Any body know any info! It’s late here at the moment but tomorrow I’m going to knock on my neighbors doors (there’s only four houses here) and enquire about if they use slug pellets!
    Any one have any ideas if they might harm them? Should I get a dewormer for them I did worm them when they woke from hibernation but that was in February and they get such runny poop when I worm them that I didn’t want to upset their system unnecessarily.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Slugs won't harm the tortoise other than eating all the food. Eating large quantities of slugs might also do them harm.

    Outside of that, I would simply manually remove and dispose of as many as you can. Try looking for slug traps on YouTube to safely eradicate them.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Salt kills slugs pretty good
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    Chubbs the tegu Active Member

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    Salt for sure kills em. Was fun as a kid wqtching them melt haha oh god thats evil
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    If you leave beer out in a saucer it atracts and kills slugs very well you could try that if you want them gone
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    But but but... That is waisting beer... :(
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    NorCal tortoise guy Well-Known Member

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    haha its a struggle I know
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    As long as it's not Jamaican Red Stripe.....o_O
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    And don't put the beer where the tortoises can drink it...they may get addicted.
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