russian tortoise eats rocks

by Nick
(kansas City)

Recently i have been taking my tortoise outside to play. He keeps eating little rocks i try to take them from him but he has swallowed a few of them. Is this safe and normal? Thanks

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Jun 15, 2010
Eating Rocks
by: Shelly

Definitely not good for a tortoise to eat rocks.

Please see a vet to find out what the problem is.

Jun 14, 2010
eating rocks
by: Touche' mom

My vet told me that when a tortoise is eating rocks it usually means that there is something intestinal bothering them. Eating rocks is their way of saying "my tummy is bothering me". You might want to see a vet, possibly get an x-ray.

May 08, 2010
me too :)
by: Anonymous

I have a red footed tortoise and he has been doing the same thing ! And trying to get them out of his mouth , well its quite the challenge . I hope someone comments on this and can give us an answer :)

May 08, 2010
Russian Tortoises
by: Anonymous

No,put him in another area for Sun...

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