Disgusting Eating Habits!!

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danigirl
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We have caught our RES eating her poop. She eats it a lot! Does anyone know why she does this? How bad can this be for her? We feed her the recommended things and she eats those things well. But she is still eating her poop! Can anyone help? Thanks!
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maybe she has this female instinct of cleaning home..lol :p
danigirl
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Ewww...

any ideas?
Luna
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Well that is normal for RES. In their natural environment they don\'t find food every day so they have to survive by eating that too. I don\'t worry about that at all!
danigirl
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Thanks! I\'m still trying to figure her out. As Long as it\'s normal....
reptileman
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dang, my turtle does it too! nasty!!
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just a thought, put some cuttlebone in there. sometimes mine TRIES to eat the rocks (it cant, the rocks are 4x the size of its head.)and putting cuttle bone in there gives it something to \"do\" maby its bored?
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I don\'t know if she is bored, but she is gross!:-) She is in a room that has almost constant activity. She keeps me company (along with my dogs) while I work at home. But she is however alone in her tank. My husband won\'t let me have another one...boo-hoo! Could she be lonely?
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