General Care Discussion :: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

Taking care of your turtle's overall health.

Post Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:52 am   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

Unless it's sand, don't use any substrate that is smaller than your turtle's head. Larger gravel could be even more dangerous.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:04 pm   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

Yep! Get rid of the gravel, it's for fish and only! I always use river rocks, but I just read that sand would be just fine- if goes through their digestive system. I'll be soon putting in play sand- I currently have a bare bottom tank. :)
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:14 pm   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

River rocks trap debris and make cleaning a tank a pain! Sand on the otherhand is real easy to keep clean. No gravel people!!
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Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:45 am   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

The previous owner of my RES said eating gravel was normal, I'm glad I checked myself and quickly removed all the gravel. They seem to gulp anything down that's in the tank that will fit in their mouths.
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Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:09 am   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

Very true , you will a much better parent than the one before ! Your RES will be happy and healthy.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:47 am   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

If you don't like bare floor you could always print some backgrounds (like this http://www.shedswarehouse.com/images/Huge/5747.jpg) and put it under the tank. That's what I'm planning to do with my 80 gal.
I still keep a few big pebbles inside because they have fun with it.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:43 am   Re: Get Rid Of the Gravel!!!!! ~ Really

many many thanks bro, its time to remove the gravel
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