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Post Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:18 pm   OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

SOO GUYS! I just caught blondy munching on some cuttle bone.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:27 pm   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

Glad to hear it.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:49 pm   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

steve wrote:Glad to hear it.

yeah she just kept munching away at it and ate a good portion of it. Tomorrow ill take her to bask outside.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:09 pm   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

My 2 juvenile RES have not touched their cuttlebone. It's been in their tank since we got them about 2 weeks ago. I tried taking it out for a couple of days then putting it back in but still nothing. Any tricks?
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:39 am   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

Think I heard soaking it in tuna water can help, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:11 pm   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

Cuttlebone eh? - Going to have to try this now. @Sneakysushine did you get yours on amazon by any chance if so, which one?
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:58 pm   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

Buy cuttlebone for birds. It's much cheaper and it's the same stuff.

There's a hard backing that needs to be removed before you offer it to your turtle.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:59 am   Re: OMG so cuttlebones DO WORK!!!!

My turtles didn't eat it when they were young but they eat it now. I find it works better if you break it into small chunks. Here is the link on how to remove the backing....

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