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Old 14-01-2013, 11:29 PM
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hi all im a new owner of a baby beardie,been told from the shop its a possible male and 10 weeks old roughly now. Did alot of research before getting him but decided to join a forum as so many conflicting information from other beardie owners and internet. Just want a happy healthy beardie. What dosage of calcium and nutrobal should he be having? Should the calicum contain D3 or be pure? Thanks Farrahn
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:35 PM
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hi all im a new owner of a baby beardie,been told from the shop its a possible male and 10 weeks old roughly now. Did alot of research before getting him but decided to join a forum as so many conflicting information from other beardie owners and internet. Just want a happy healthy beardie. What dosage of calcium and nutrobal should he be having? Should the calicum contain D3 or be pure? Thanks Farrahn
welcome hun and congrates on your baby beardie.

most owners dust their beardies live food with nutrobol which contains all vitamins required.
are you offering any veg?
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the shop advised nutrobal and cali dust but someone said the D3 in the calci dust was harmful as can overdose on it and to use pure calci on internet i read somewhere they need the D3 in it.Can be a bit confusing lol.
Yes he has fresh veg daily and eats his veg and crickets and poops plently so i think iv that bit right lol.
What do people think of water bowls and bathing your dragon?
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Calci-dust should be pure (i.e. no D3) as yes, it can be overdosed. The D3 in the nutrobal and UVB light should be enough.

People differ on the whole water bowl thing. I'd provide it (keep it on the cool side) so it's there if the dragon needs. Other people decide to bathe them often instead of providing a water bowl - I would tend not to do this unless they look dehydrated (particularly with a young dragon) as it can be stressful
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Old 15-01-2013, 10:20 PM
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ohh i see,the nutrobal dusnt mention having d3 in it though?one suggestion on the internet was to use pure calci dail,calci dustd3 and nutrobal 1-2 a week?i have a bowl in there and he has been in a little washing up bowl of his own and seemed fine just tried bathing incase he was dehydratedas he dusnt seemto use water bowl.
also read on another site never to bath at all as damages their lungs
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ohh i see,the nutrobal dusnt mention having d3 in it though?one suggestion on the internet was to use pure calci dail,calci dustd3 and nutrobal 1-2 a week?i have a bowl in there and he has been in a little washing up bowl of his own and seemed fine just tried bathing incase he was dehydratedas he dusnt seemto use water bowl.
also read on another site never to bath at all as damages their lungs
All those different powders is a bit overkill. As we're talking about a beardy, they should get most of their D3 from the UVB (providing it's all correct) instead of supplements. So I would use Nutrobal a couple of times a week with beardies.

I think there's laws about the whole D3 thing, so they are only labelled as vitamin D. Nutrobal definitely contains D3.

Most beardies don't appear to use their water bowl as they get most of their water from food. Unless he looks wrinkled and has sunken eyes I wouldn't bathe too often (but that's just me). Bathing shouldn't damage their lungs unless it's so hot it's steaming.
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Old 16-01-2013, 10:26 PM
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ok so you would suggest no pure calci dust or calci containing the d3 just go for the nutrobal couple times aweek? thanks for your replies
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Especially for a baby I would definitely get some pure calcium (no D3) and alternate this with nutrobal - most foods that we provide in captivity are seriously lacking in calcium, so calcium supplementation is necessary.
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What about Repashy Calcium Plus? I can highly recommend it - no messing about with daily dosages of such a powder and then another. Just dust for every feed and you're good to go
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the repashy calcuim plus sounds good not seen it in my local i dont think but il double check,guess that contains d3 and all the vitimins they need
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