Oyster Shells For Snails?

LittleBlueGuppy

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I was wondering about using oyster shells for my land snails instead of cuttlebone since it is way cheaper and is the same form of calcium and almost the same consistency.

I was just wondering because it’s the same price for a five pound bag of oyster shells for chickens at my local feed store as it is for 3 medium cuttlebones at the pet store.

Has anyone used oyster shells for snails (particularly land snails, but aquatic ones too)?
 

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If you're buying them for your chickens then there is little harm in dropping a few pellets in your enclosure for your snails to sample. But if not, cuttlebones take up less storage space in a cupboard. As do generic brand calcium tablets, for that matter.
 
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If you're buying them for your chickens then there is little harm in dropping a few pellets in your enclosure for your snails to sample. But if not, cuttlebones take up less storage space in a cupboard. As do generic brand calcium tablets, for that matter.
We have a bunch of chickens so me and my sister (she’s the chicken lady) are planning on going 50/50 on oyster shells so she could have some for the chickens, I was just wondering how well they work for snails.
 
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