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Willie
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Okay, when I got home today, my little baby was eating her gravel. (Rotten Granet) She was after another on when i pulled here out. Right away I changed the water and got all of the pebles out!! Is this deadly? There is no vet in town. What sould I do!!! PLEASE DON\"T TELL ME SHE\'S GONNA DIE!!!!! HELP!!!!
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MishFish
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Don\'t worry about it, mine crush the pebbles in the tank with their mouths...just take out the pebbles like you did and find larger stones that it can\'t put into it\'s mouth..
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Okay, thanx a lot!!!!! I\'m ssuuppeerr HAPPY!
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Just watch her closely until she passes all the gravel. When turtles eat gravel sometimes it can cause prolapses, when there intestines come out. This happens when they try to pass the gravel, it might pull out their intestines with it. Im sure she\'ll be ok, just watch her. I\'m sure lots of turtles have eaten gravel, and have been just fine. Even mine once ate some gravel, until I put larger rocks in.:)
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thats scary stuff
i only keep rocks bigger than they can fit in their mouths in my tank
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