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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have a 6 month old horsefield tortoise. I sprinkle his food three times a week with calcium powder. I’ve noticed that when I do he’ll try and bite the powder off his feeding slate first rather than go for the food. Once I sprinkled a bit too much in and it formed a small pile on a leaf and...
  2. Feeder
    So my question is that could you increase the calcium content in crickets by feeding them a high Ca:P ratio diet? I know you can increase it a bit, but is it possible for crickets to have a 2:1 Ca:P ratio? Or the plus calcium only ends up in their waste? I'm not planning to stop dusting them...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    We have a Sulcata tortoise - yes we know he will get big and live long but we are committed owners. He is just a wee-bitty baby right now - and we want to keep his shell from pyramiding and we want to keep his toe-nails and beak trimmed (without trimming them ourselves!) We have calcium that...
  4. Amphibians
    Hi! Should I be dusting nightcrawlers with Calcium + D3 every time I feed my pac?
  5. Lizards
    Could someone point me towards a good schedule of vits and minerals please,there is endless different suggestions on this . what is the most accepted recommendations ? (specifically for dry hot arid species with 12% uvb ) so , bearded dragon , berber skink, red head agama , etc cheers
  6. Lizards
    I was looking for some advice on supplements for leopard geckos I have found a lot of conflicting information on care sheets online so I'm not sure what one to go with. What is your dusting (calcium, calcium d3, and multivits) 'schedule' for your Leo? Thanks :)
  7. Lizards
    Hi, This is my first post and I am writing it quickly so I might not say the right things. On Sunday all of a sudden my male, 10 months old bearded dragon suddenly was not looking well and would not eat, over the next couple of days his health deteriorated quickly. I took him to my local vet on...
  8. Lizards
    My leopard gecko, Godzilla, is obsessed with calcium. He absolutely loves it, his eyes get huge when he sees a cricket or mealworm dusted in it. He has also numerous times licked excess calcium off my fingers and will lick it off the bottom of his tank. He has always been inconsistent with his...
  9. Arcadia
    Hi all, I am delighted to announce that we are this week launching 4 brand new 'EarthPro' products and within this launch we introduce the 'Gold' range. 'Gold' represents the very finest of what can be achieved in natural feeding for captive exotics, using hard to find, natural...
  10. Lizards
    I have full uv lighting in my bts's viv and it gets balanced diet of protein and veg etc. I was just wondering if anyone uses calcium supplements to ensure the critter is getting everything it requires?
  11. Lizards
    Hi just not sure on what calcium to use for a Bosc monitor? And how many times and on what should I be using it? Also do Bosc monitor need any other things like minerals or vitamins or any other supplements or anything else I should be giving? and if so when should I be using that? And what are...
  12. Newbie Advice
    Hi, so, I've been researching SO MUCH over the past week or so and keep finding so many different answers as to how I should supplement my leopard gecko. I need answers, I don't want to make him ill because I've failed to supplement him correctly! :( He turned 6 months old yesterday, so he's at...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey everybody - I am new here :D I was wondering if you guys have ever heard about this because to me it seems a bit offish. I was told washing the turtle shell, then coating it with calcium powder and letting it airdry before releasing the turtle back into his tank would help the shell absord...
  14. Lizards
    just got a leopard gecko and an african fat tail and was curious as what vitamins i should be using. i am currently using an insect dusting calcium supplement but i have seen other breeders use both calcium and vitamins? any advice of which ones i should be using?
  15. Lizards
    Hi, I've got a bearded dragon who is approximately a year old; he only has three legs and is normally a hyper active animal - had him for 6months. This morning I woke up to find him walking around drunk and struggling to get about, he is rolling occasionally, dragging his limbs, very swollen...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi..I wondered if anyone can help me. Through the spring and summer dandelions are the perfect food for tortouses...can anyone advice on what to give them in the winter? worried about them not getting enough calcium or the right nutrients. Thanku in advance.
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Mentioned this in another thread.... 2013 paper on some effects of diet and environment on the bone mineral density of Hermann's tortoises... It's an interesting read..... http://avmajournals.avma.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/doi/pdf/10.2460/ajvr.74.6.918 Hopefully the above link works... I get it...
  18. Lizards
    Hi everyone. It's great to be here :D Just wondered if I could ask the Veiled Cham owners here in the UK what their dusting schedule is. I have been seeing a very mixed bag especially to calcium with D3. I've had my cham a few months and he is doing everything he should. But would just like...
  19. Lizards
    Hey all, I have a ~5 month old, 12.6" Male Bearded dragon. He is currently growing FAST, and eating plenty of brown crickets and dubia roaches, all dusted with Calcium daily and Nutrobal occasionally. I've been dusting his veg (butternut squash, salad cress, kale) with calcium powder too, and...
  20. Newbie Advice
    I have just bought Fluker's Calcium Supplement with D3. As well as Reptocal vitamin supplement. Reptocal has calcium and D3 in it. I'm confused as to what reptocal actually is. It doesn't clearly say it is a multivitamin but I'm afraid if I feed both of them to my leopard gecko then it will get...
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