What is a cuttlebone ?

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What is a cuttlebone ? And how do I get one ?
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^what he/she said^ ;)
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I believe that its calcium
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It is calcium, cuttlebone is the exact same thing that you use in a bird cage (long white thing). I just let one float in Joe\'s tank and she bites on it. After a while it gets kind of yucky, so I throw it out and put in a new one.
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what does it do to the water? clean or what???
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No, it doesn\'t clean the tank, it\'s for your turtle to chew on, to get calcium for it\'s shell.
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Yup and they sell for 99 cents at your local WalMart pet birds section. I have mine floating in the tank also, not sure if my RES likes it or not..but the bone is getting smaller. Good side source of calcium :).
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so it is a good thing to get for your turtle and if i start using the cuttlebone do i have to give my res vitamins as much?
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i usually give my turtle vitamins in powder form....take some food, and coat it with a lil bit of powder and she eats it all up.
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cuttlebone is mainly used for birds to help sharpen their beaks, I was told it was high in calcium and you can feel free to give it to your turtle but you must remove some kind of bone backing from it to prevent choking hazard. It is very high in calcium which your turtle needs to heck promote proper shell growth.

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