Leopard Tortoise calcium needs

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Leopard Tortoise calcium needs

Postby Sfourie » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:35 pm

A friend of mine has a Leopard Tortoise (Predictably named skillie) that has been in their garden for over 12 years. In my Field Guide theorie component I read that tortoises often consume bone or hyena faeces to obtain calcium. This privilege was never granted to this tortoise and I understand that it can lead to scute pyramiding. The obvious thing to do would be to try and help with its calcium intake and give it a bone.

I however like to double check my information. Is there perhaps someone with experience in this? How much should he give and how often?

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Stefan
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Re: Leopard Tortoise calcium needs

Postby J-P » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:56 pm

leave cuttlefish bone(available at petshops for parrots) in his enclosure,he will help himself,also helps to keep their beeks sharp
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Re: Leopard Tortoise calcium needs

Postby Sfourie » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:40 pm

Thanks for the reply. I heard that the shell of snails are also good.
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