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Old 26-03-2013, 06:07 PM
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Does the water for misting, and indeed drinking, need to be de-chlorinated for cresties ? Seen conflicting advice so far.

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Old 26-03-2013, 06:10 PM
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I always dechlorinate my water for mine i use a exo terra calcium supplement
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Not sure it matters too much. I've never done it for any of my animals, cresties are one I've never had but I don't think its an issue? I may be corrected if I am wrong.

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Not sure it matters too much. I've never done it for any of my animals, cresties are one I've never had but I don't think its an issue? I may be corrected if I am wrong.

Never did with the leopard gecko I had for twenty odd years but I've seen various advice for cresties so just wondered what people on here did.
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Old 26-03-2013, 06:15 PM
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Never did with the leopard gecko I had for twenty odd years but I've seen various advice for cresties so just wondered what people on here did.
Everyone will do it differently lol.

Just take the average of the replies you get, thats what I do
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I agree with Chance it isn't vital as long as you can get calcium into it somehow it should be all good i guess could be wrong tho
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I agree with Chance it isn't vital as long as you can get calcium into it somehow it should be all good i guess could be wrong tho
Calcium supps can be dissolved into the drinking water as far as I am aware.

You can get the powder too that you can dust on the live food so they eat it.
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I just fill a 5 litre bottle with tap water and leave it a day or two to allow chlorine to disappear. Then I use that and when it gets low I fill another one up, ready for when the first one is used. Therefore I always have suitable water available. Rinse and repeat...
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I always dechlorinate my water for mine i use a exo terra calcium supplement

Feeding repashy and gut loaded and calcium dusted crickets but a little extra calcium can't do any harm I suppose. ( or can it? Never thought about whether they could have too much calcium?!)

Might give it a go.
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nah it wont harm it with dusted crickets i dust crickets for mine every now and again baring in mind i have calcium water and a uv bulb just as a backup
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