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Why You Should STOP Using Cuttlebone!

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

What is Cuttlebone?

Cuttlebone is a frequently used source of calcium for our beloved pets. They're recommended our pet fish, birds, and reptiles.

But what actually is it? For Cuttlebone not even really a bone - it is the internal shell of an adorable little guy called a cuttlefish (who actually isn't actually a fish!) Undeniably, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the cuttlefish, so lets find out a little more about them!

A cuttlefish is a marine mollusc, and is in the same family as squids and octopus. There are about a hundred different species of cuttlefish, ranging from as small an one inch (about the size of half of your thumn), all the way up to 35 inches (about the size of a baseball bat). Regardless of size, they all have 8 arms and two tentacles which they use to capture prey.