is my tortoise safe?

I'm going to have a pet tortoise soon.I'm trying to find out what to put in its terrarium.I was thinking sand.But I heard rumors that they eat it and it messes up there in intestines.Is it safe to put sand it the terrarium?

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Jul 25, 2009
Tortoise Substrate
by: Shelly

I'm glad I looked up this answer for you because I thought sand would be OK since lots of tortoises live in sandy places.

As you will see from the article I've linked to, you have to think a little more carefully than that, and you did. Good for you. I hope this article helps you to keep your tortoise safe.

Here's the link to the article about tortoise substrate:

When you have your tortoise all settled, I hope you'll add a page here in my Tortoise Brag Book. You can do that at

Keep it slow and steady.

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