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The reason the Vet recommended Metamucil is is a natural fiber from psyllium a plant base versus the Miralax with Miralax contains polyethylene glycol. Polyethlene Glycol or PEG is used in industrial uses to Medicine. The Metamucil is better suited for the tortoise. I would stay with the plant based fiber, since that is a natural food for tortoises. You can also try some Pure Canned Pumpkin not pie filling. It also works well with helping to regulate a tortoise and is another natural food for intestinal health.
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Checking in to see if you started the Metamucil and how the tortoise is doing. Please let me know how things are going.