Feeding and Nutrition :: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:13 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

A veggie clip has a suction cup.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:23 am   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

what are the benefits of cuttle bone?
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:26 am   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

It's a calcium rich dietary supplement. Very useful for turtles, birds and chinchillas. Oh and hermit crabs too, I think.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:36 pm   Re:

V Lou wrote:I break off about a quarter of of the cuttlebone and toss that fairly large piece into the turtles' water. They eat it as they get around to it. So much to do in a day for a turtle. It takes them about a week to eat that quarter cuttlebone and I toss in another.

lol, hah, there definately is so much to do....a day in the life, :roll:
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:58 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

thanks for the instructions! i'm a new member of the site but i leached on it for a few weeks (please don't hate). i rate this forum A++ :D
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:47 am   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

At some times, taking off the backing was really easy, but in some places, I would have to remove a pretty good chunk of bone with it.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:50 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

Thank you for this sticky... It is very informative and useful!! :D
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:31 pm   Re: Thanks for the Info

V Lou wrote:I tried bird cuttlebone and found it to be very dry and spintery once the turtles munched on it; it made lots of sharp fragments in the water. I went back to using turtle cuttlebone; it's processing seems to leave it less powdery, helps it stay more intact.

I break off about a quarter of of the cuttlebone and toss that fairly large piece into the turtles' water. They eat it as they get around to it. So much to do in a day for a turtle. It takes them about a week to eat that quarter cuttlebone and I toss in another.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:38 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

So which one is better and easier to get??
A cuttlebone in the Bird Dept or Turtle Dept.
Is there anyone that I dont have to peal the back off??
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:07 am   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

it is MUCH cheaper in the bird section..for a bigger piece. I havent seen any that already has the back peeled off (its a pain!)
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:50 am   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

Thanks for the thread!! :)
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:59 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

Thanks, very helpful.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:28 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

I have a couple of hatchling turtles not much more than a couple months old and I put somewhat small pieces of cuttlebone in the tank with them and I haven't seen them interact with it much. I check it to see if theres any bites but they're so small its hard to tell. They really don't seem interested. :(
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:52 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

very helpful thread. I didnt even know about this stuff, i noticed Kaya trying to chomp on her wood basking dock and the rocks and seashells and stuff in her tank (all way to big for her to fit in her mouth but she tries anyway lol). I guess she was just trying to tell me she needed some cuttlebone, i got her some and no more chomping!
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:37 pm   Re: Pictures of Cuttlebone Backing

@valladin82 - try soaking the pieces of cuttle bone in tuna water (water from canned tuna).
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