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Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:55 pm   Turtle eating carpet off basking area

I built a basking platform and covered it in marine carpet. I just pulled a huge ball of carpet fibers from his butt!! I have no idea if there's more in him. I have never seen him chew or bite at the carpeting but after inspecting it, there are spots where the carpet looks thinner. should I worry about his ability to pass any more and what material should I use instead of carpet?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:26 am   Re: Turtle eating carpet off basking area

I'm not familiar with marine carpet but get rid of it asap. There is reptile carpet, but there are a bunch of other materials... what is your platform like?

Make sure he passes all of it... look up local herp vets in case you need their services.
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