What else to try to get teeth trimmed?

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Cyn
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What else to try to get teeth trimmed?

Post by Cyn » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:59 pm

My two puffers refuse to eat snail shells. One of my puffers actually slurps the snail meat out without having to even break the shell. I'm feeding pond snails so they die pretty quick in the saltwater.

I've also tried putting in a small marine snail and they didn't even bother with it. Though it still ended up dying on it's own. Same with the tiny hermit crab, they just pulled it out of the shell to see what it was and left it to die. Clams are no luck either, they never gnaw on the shell.

Once in a great while I will see one of the puffers gnawing on my shell decorations but that is about it. The other never gnaws on anything. Any other suggestions on how to help them get those chompers trimmed? These little punks are outsmarting me.

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Re: What else to try to get teeth trimmed?

Post by pokeystar » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:23 am

cockles or mussels in half shell, crab legs? Starve them a for a few days first so they are good and hungry.

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Re: What else to try to get teeth trimmed?

Post by Iliveinazoo » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:44 am

some people crush their snails first so that they can't avoid munching on a bit of shell.

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Re: What else to try to get teeth trimmed?

Post by Welch4 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:13 pm

You can also hold the snail in a pair of tongs with the opening pointing up the length of the tongs so they will have to break the shell to get at its meat.
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