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#1 finndor

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:10 PM

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I have a cuttle bone in my enclosure for the guys, the one I've never seen eat it but the other binges a couple of times a day nearly everyday - can they have too much? Should I consider removing it? Or will he stop once he is satisfied but obviously feels he needs it at the moment?

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:57 PM

Hi Tom,

 

In my limited experience with Jerry I have found that he will have these binges on his cuttlebone then ignore it for ages. I would say that this is normal behaviour and you might find that the other fellow will have a nibble when he's ready. I wouldn't remove it, they know what they need, and when they need it, and it's good that you've given them the option. :)



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:58 PM

Thanks Keith, thought so, but its good to get the clarification :)

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:52 PM

If he is just gnawing it then it's not a problem, if he is actually eating chunks then it might be better to offer a dish of limestone flour that they can help themselves to. Cuttlefish is pretty high in phosphorous, which they have enough of in normal diet, whereas limestone is calcium, so much better. If you send me your address privately I will send you some ;)

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

Thank you Sue, thats great of you.

 

I have dropped you an email :)

 

Tom






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