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RE: My Sulcata's beak

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Posted by: zovick at Sun Mar 21 20:34:00 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zovick ]  
   

Hi. Sometimes you can snip the excess beak material off with nail clippers if you can get the tortoise to hold still enough. From what you say, the tortoise chewing on cuttlefish is never going to correct the problem you have now. The cuttlefish would be considered more as a preventive measure than as a curative treatment. When the beaks are already fairly overgrown, they need major cutting and trimming to correct, not just wearing down by some occasional normal biting activity on cuttlefish (even if he would use it). Unfortunately, the trimming can best be done if the tortoise is immobilized by drugs or anesthetized, so a vet is still going to be your best choice from the sound of your description. You would need to go to one who knows how to medicate reptiles and has good knowledge of beak trimming.


   

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