Feeding and Nutrition :: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:37 am   

thx...I really need this.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:33 pm   

wow, when I read backing I thought you meant the metal thing on the back, I have been considering adding cutterbone to my turtle tank. I been putting that little turtle shaped neutralizer which a few have said is useless and he eats that lol so I think he would like the cutterbone. What are the benefits of giving your turtle cuttlebone?
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:45 pm   

Cuttlebone is a very good source of calcium, which your turtle needs to keep his shell strong. It's also one of the cheapest sources of calcium out there :)
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:06 pm   

hum, good to know I will be getting some on my next visit to the store
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:35 pm   

i've been buying turtle bones for a while now,
and never had to take backing off...my turtles
still eat it...is this okay?
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:46 pm   

The thing is, the backing is too hard for them to digest. It can be very sharp too, so you wouldn't want it to lodged in their digestive track. From now on, I would suggest taking the backing off before you feed cuttlebone.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:31 pm   

This was great help, the picture (since I am a visual learner lol) was an added bonus. I got a piece of cutterbone for 99 cents (in the store it said in bulk, because it was not packaged) I am using an exacto knife to get the backing off and I chose this because some of the backing was already coming off! Thanks again for the tip I am sure Tory will love it
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:50 pm   

Careful with the exato. If it were me, I'd slice my fingers to ribbons with an exacto. I need a really dull knife.
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:25 am   

I finally found it \(^^)/

how much should i give them so I won't overfeed them?
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:28 pm   

novroz wrote:I finally found it \(^^)/

how much should i give them so I won't overfeed them?


Check out the post second from the bottom on page 1 :)
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:09 am   

from your explaination...I presume it's okay to give them whenever they like to eat it?
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:11 am   

novroz wrote:from your explaination...I presume it's okay to give them whenever they like to eat it?


Basically, yes. Any extra calcium that is not absorbed will just pass though their digestive system.
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:57 pm   

thx a lot bulldog :)
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:02 pm   

I found that if you let it soak in water for a couple minutes, the backing comes off a little easier, if that is of use to anybody :)
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:13 am   

SpotsMama wrote:Careful with the exato. If it were me, I'd slice my fingers to ribbons with an exacto. I need a really dull knife.


lol, thanks for the concern but I am good with an exato knife, had practise from my highschool art classes lol
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