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    Smile #71---The Importance of Regular Fecal Exams


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    FECAL EXAMS FOR REPTILES
    "A microscopic exam of the feces is recommended for all reptile patients every six months. Why?
    1. All reptiles have some gastrointestinal parasites, even when captive bred and raised--the housing conditions at breeding and distributor facilities promote continual infection (high populations/crowding, young growing animals under stress, imperfect sanitation).
    2. Parasites will multiply in the gut and environment of a healthy reptile, and will over time exceed the "carrying capacity" for the number of parasites that the animal can handle and still remain healthy. The animal will become dehydrated and nutritionally debilitated very quickly when this happens. The stress of treatment and dying parasites in the gut can overwhelm a patient, and especially the younger/smaller animals will frequently not survive treatment. This is why it is so crucial to monitor the parasite load, so that treatment can begin while the animal is strong enough to tolerate it.
    3. Zoonotic potential: "zoonosis" = A disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. While proper hygiene is critical when handling reptiles because of Salmonella, this goes for parasites as well. Increased fecal shedding of parasites by the pet means increased risk to the owner.

    How to collect a sample?
    • A freshly passed stool sample is always preferable and can be collected from water as well.
    • Collect sample with feces portion (white portion is not feces, this is urate, a solid form of urine produced by birds and reptiles), place in a sealed plastic container (ziploc bag, film cannister, etc.), and place in refrigerator until it can be delivered to the clinic. The best samples are the freshest, they start to lose diagnostic value immediately, but especially after 24 hours.

    If the sample is positive
    • We will contact you regarding treatment necessary.
    • You will need to completely clean and disinfect the reptile's housing, including discarding any items that are porous or permeable.
    • Follow the prescribed treatment instructions exactly. Missed or incomplete doses are as bad as none at all as they can result in drug resistance by any surviving parasites. Don't hesitate to ask us for help in administering difficult medication (pets are like kids, some are easy to medicate and some are not!).
    • Our whole reason for being here is to keep your special friends in the best health possible! possible!"
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-20-2016 at 02:42 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Smile #72---Three Common Causes of Thin Tail, Anorexia, Lethargy, et cetera

    "Impaction (hence the advice to remove sand, which, while certain kinds can be used, is strongly recommended against, especially for young geckos, because it poses a notorious impaction risk. Leos are clumsy hunters, and it is not unusual for them to wind up with a mouthful of substrate when hunting. As well, calcium sand is THE worst type of sand that can be used with any leopard geckos (and reptile species). Many keepers have even fought to have it banned for sale because of the risks associated with it. As for leos, they are known to lick calcium from a bowl as needed, so calcium sand is just temptation. In cases where sand can be used, a playsand/soil combination is recommended as one of the safest options). Impaction is not always obvious. You have to examine husbandry and care (low temperatures and dehydration will contribute to this), and it often requires a vet visit to positively identify. In some cases, say sand impaction, you can sometimes feel a hard lump in the lower abdomen. You can also check the lower abdomen for a very dark patch. However, in many cases, a physical exam will not yield results. X-rays are often required. Impaction doesn't occur overnight; it builds up in the system until it forms a blockage, and then you have a medical emergency on your hands.

    Illness (e.g. parasites)

    Stress/injury

    If this were me, I would be making a vet visit ASAP. In your descriptions, there are causes for concern. The advice provided is legitimate, and excellent for long-term care, but I've rarely seen a gecko in the condition yours is in who can be treated successfully at home without veterinary intervention. If any of the three situations I've mentioned above are the cause of the anorexia and depleted fat reserves, there will be no "getting her to eat". She needs treatment first and foremost, as all of these conditions have put her off eating, and for good reason. At best, force-feeding her will only exacerbate the problem.

    Remember that anyone and their dog can be a breeder. Being one does not make them an "expert" in care. Having a gecko long-term "that has never had a problem" is not necessarily indicative of good care either. The best advice I can give, now that you've been provided with options, is do some research yourself so you can decide for yourself if your care is adequate."

    ~Cassi~
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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-06-2017 at 10:58 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Exclamation #73---How to configure heat cables?......kholtme -- Aug 2015

    The first ~6 feet of heat cables are NOT heated.

    Kyle shares his experience adding heat cable to his leo Gaz's 40 gallon breeder enclosure (36 x 18 x 17 inches). He used 39 feet of heat cables. His instructions and pictures cover it all!

    Click: Repti Heat Cable


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    February 2017
    The transition from warm side to cool side will be more gradual if the heat cables are configured like this red "cable" is.

    Of course the red cables would be placed closer together and there would be more loops. This is the best a cell phone drawing could do.

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    In a 70*F room the 90*F temperature measured right on top of the substrate beneath the warm dry hide quickly plummets to 70*F (or to the room temperature) say 2 inches away from the heat mat towards the cool end.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-08-2018 at 01:51 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    "I will share what I feel works best for 20 to 55 gallon tanks. Lighting from a distant window will not provide a proper photoperiod especially during the winter. A blue bulb or a CHE is very unnatural during the day. Heat and light should come from the same source. You can use both a day bulb (very low watt) just for lighting and a CHE for heating purposes next to each other. Or you can also use a bulb alone which serves both purposes. If used alone, I would recommend a bulb which is wider on the bottom and is coated with neodymium (helps reduce glare). The leos are sleeping during this time anyway. Here is an example:

    65R30/FL/120V/NEODYMIUM E26 BASE, NEODYMIUM BULB, NEODYMIUM FLOODS, FULL SPECTRUM LIGHTING, FULL SPECTRUM BULBS, 65 WATT R30 NEODYMIUM FLOOD You can find the same type at your local home improvement store such as Home Depot or Lowes.

    For November the daylight hours should be provided as follows:

    Pakistan Daylight Hours in November -- Timebie

    Just make sure to place it on a dimmer for some temp control or buy the perfect wattage if your room temperature remains stable."

    Last edited by cricket4u; 4 Nov 2013 at 02:25 PM.
    This information is sadly misinformative in several ways.

    A CHE is NOT unnatural during the day AT ALL. Even on cloudy days in nature, heat comes from above as well as below. Heat coming from a source other than a light has absolutely no negative affect.

    Also, a "dimmer switch" in general is a very poor choice (and to some degree actually dangerous) for heat control. A dimmer cannot monitor or change if the temps get too high or too low. This can result in severe overheating or under heating and often times death of the animal if a sudden temp change occurs in the room or if overheating or failure of the heat source occurs. This can even result in a fire. Only a thermostat will be effective in these situations where it is most vital. If you think that it can't happen to you, think again. It has happened time and again to herp keepers. It's important to keep safety in mind not just for your herps, but for yourself and your home as well.
    Ethan
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    To ALL GU members, please take the time to look through old threads and/or use the search feature BEFORE asking questions. GU is a huge archive of information and most of the info that you're looking for is already there just waiting for you to find it.
    GU's search feature ----> Geckos Unlimited - Search Forums

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    Smile #74---Pakistan: A Leopard Geckos' Homeland

    Leopard gecko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Avoid feeding leopard geckos fatty foods such as waxworms, butterworms, or pinky mice. Leos in captivity have fewer opportunities for exercise and really don't benefit from excess fat.

    Pakistan Daylight Hours in November -- Timebie

    Climate of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Pakistan Climate, Average Weather, Temperatures, Rainfall, Sunshine, Humidity, Graphs
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-05-2015 at 03:45 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Smile #75---dbott67's night videos of leo Mushu eating & drinking: Caught!

    Ever wonder what a leo is up to while you sleep? Look no further.

    Night "surveillance" videos

    Day mode video
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 12-29-2014 at 02:45 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Smile #76---Establishing Photoperiods for Leopard Geckos

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    A photoperiod is all about mimicking the lighting a particular reptile would experience in its natural environment. Short of having an expensive computer-controlled system that tweaks the lighting second-by-second, well minute-by-minute anyway, we can only approximate this goal.

    In November 2013 to better meet the crepuscular needs of my leopard gecko, I added some photoperiod lighting. Since then my leo Cha has been out and about more with her dawn-to-dusk-like lighting.

    • Place a low wattage bulb (15 watt standard incandescent bulb) inside a 5.5 inch diameter dome fixture in the center of the screen top and right next to the CHE.
    • Dim this 15 watt bulb to half power with a rheostat, so the bulb is actually putting out 7.5 watts.
    • The light from my photoperiod bulb is somewhat shielded by a tall silk palm tree in the center of the enclosure.
    • Some natural daylight via distant windows and a sliding glass door further tweaks those methods.
    • If you wish, vary the ON time monthly according to a leos' native habitat. For example, 11 hours ON for February is good.
    • Click: Sunrise Sunset Daylight Hours of Pakistan -- Timebie

    Having an inadequate photoperiod may be why some leopard geckos go off food.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-26-2019 at 12:01 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Smile #77---Gecko Multivitamins

    I use and highly recommend Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 + Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins without D3 (2 separate containers).

    Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins without D3 (Link: https://zoomed.com/reptivite-without-d3/)
    Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins with D3
    • vitamin D3: 22,907 IU/kg, 10,390 IU/pound
    • vitamin A acetate (retinol): 220,264 IU/kg

    Both Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins contain these amounts of calcium carbonate and phosphorus:
    • calcium carbonate: 25.9-29%
    • phosphorus: 10.6%

    I prefer Zoo Med ReptiVite multivitamins because they're chiefly multivitamins with a good dose of precipitated calcium carbonate, but without added protein, et cetera.

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    VetArk's Nutrobal all-in-one multivitamins (includes vitamin D3)

    Nutrobal mulltivitamins contain a 46:1 ratio of calcium : phosphorus.

    Lightly dust with Nutrobal at 1 feeding per week and with calcium without D3 at another 1-2 feedings per week depending upon the age of your gecko.

    Contents per gram:
    200 mg calcium & 150 IU/gm (150,000 IU/kg) vitamin D3, plus vitamins A C E K B1 B2 B6 B12 folic, nicotinic & pantothenic acids, biotin choline niacin and minerals P Na Fe Co I Mn Zn Se Cu.


    "Nutrobal has been the top selling calcium balancer supplement in Europe for years. Peter formulated it 25 years ago (1992)."

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    Repashy's Calcium Plus all-in-one multivitamins (includes vitamin D3)


    Click: Repashy Calcium Plus (3 oz Jar) FREE SHIPPING - Calcium Plus Supplements | Josh's Frogs

    "Our “All-in-One” Insect Dusting Powder provides essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Featuring both Retinol and Carotenoids as sources of Vitamin A.

    "INFORMATION: Calcium Plus was developed to increase the nutritional value of insects as they are fed to all insectivores, transforming insects into a food item that has an optimal calcium/phosphorus ratio, as well as balanced levels of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.

    "INGREDIENTS: Calcium Carbonate, Dried Kelp, Cellulose (as carrier), Brewer’s Yeast, RoseHips, Calendula Flower, Marigold Flower Extract, Phaffia Rhodozyma Yeast, Paprika Extract, Spirulina Algae, Turmeric, Salt, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Gluconate, Canthaxanthin, Calcium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate (as mold inhibitors), Natural Flavoring, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract and Mixed Tocopherols (as preservatives), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta Carotene, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement).

    "GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein min. 2%, Crude Fat min. 0.2%, Crude Fat max. 0.6%, Crude Fiber max. 1%, Moisture max. 8%, Ash max. 35%, Calcium min. 17%, Calcium max. 20%, Phosphorus min. 0.6%, Vitamin E min. 2,000 IU/lb, Vitamin D min. 20,000 IU/lb, Vitamin A min. 200,000 IU/lb. Total Carotenoids min. 500 mg/lb.

    "DIRECTIONS: Use with every insect feeding. Best applied by placing insects in a plastic bag or container with Calcium Plus and shake to lightly coat insects. Feed insects to your reptiles shortly thereafter. To maximize the nutritional value of insects, use this product with Repashy’s SuperLoad and Repashy’s HydroLoad. Refrigeration will extend product life."

    "MADE IN USA"

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    Comparisons: To convert IU/lb ------>IU/kg use:

    "Repashy's Calcium Plus
    Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min. .2%, Crude Fat min. .2%, Crude Fiber max. 4%, Moisture max. 8%, Calcium min. 17%, Vitamin A min. 200,000 IU/lb, Vitamin D min. 20,000 IU/lb, Vitamin E min. 2,000 IU/lb."


    "Repashy's Calcium Plus LoD
    Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min. .2%, Crude Fat min. .2%, Crude Fiber max. 4%, Moisture max. 8%, Calcium min. 17%, Vitamin A min. 80,000 IU/lb, Vitamin D min. 8,000 IU/lb, Vitamin E min. 800 IU/lb."


    "Repashy's Calcium Plus Hyd
    Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min. .2%, Crude Fat min. .2%, Crude Fiber max. 4%, Moisture max. 8%, Calcium min. 17%, Vitamin A min. 400,000 IU/lb, Vitamin D min. 40,000 IU/lb, Vitamin E min. 4,000 IU/lb."

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    Repashy's Supervite as a multivitamin ??? October 2017

    Repashy also produces SuperCal.

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    Fluker's Reptile Vitamin with Beta Carotene -- all-in-one multivitamins contain Beta Carotene, but also vitamin A acetate

    Click: https://flukerfarms.com/reptile-vitamin/

    Guaranteed Analysis:
    VITAMINS PER POUND
    • Beta Carotene 500,000 mcg (proformed vitamin A)
    • Vitamin A 50,000 IU/pound (preformed vitamin A acetate -- retinol)
    • Vitamin D-3 10,000 IU/pound
    • Vitamin E 100 IU
    • Vitamin C 1,000mg
    • Folic Acid 15mg
    • Thiamine (B-1) 400mg
    • Riboflavin (B-2) 250mg
    • Niacin 1,500mg
    • Pyridoxine (B-6) 250mg
    • Vitamin B-12 1,750mcg
    • Biotin 200mcg
    • Pantothenic Acid 150mg
    • Vitamin K 2mg
    • Rutin 7.5mg
    • Para-Aminobenzoic Acid 500mg
    • Bioflavonoids 25,000mcg
    • Hesperidin ...25,000mcg

    MINERALS PER POUND
    • Calcium 19.8%
    • Phosphorus 9.9%
    • Iodine 18mg
    • Iron 1,750mg
    • Magnesium 45mg
    • Copper. 75mg
    • Zinc 150mg
    • Manganese 150mg
    • Potassium 750mg
    • Sulfur 500mg
    • Salt 600mg

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    Fluker's Liquid vitamins or Fluker's Liquid calcium -- Do not use!
    It's impossible to get the proper dosage using any liquid supplement. One keeper's leo actually spit out crickets when these supplements were used.

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    Rep-Cal's Herptivite multivitamins (blue label). Rep-Cal's Herptivite multivitamins only contain pro-formed vitamin A (beta carotene) instead of pre-formed vitamin A acetate (retinol). So Vitamin A deficiency could result if the gecko does not get a little retinol from another source. The directions state that Herptivite should be mixed 1:1 with Rep-Cal's Calcium with D3.

    Rep-Cal's Calcium with D3 (pink label) contains 400,000 IU/kg of D3! Rep-Cal's D3 Calcium contains 17x more D3 than does Zoo Med's D3 Repti Calcium!

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    Exo Terra supplements
    Exo Terra produces inferior supplements. Exo Terra multivitamins contain very little calcium carbonate per dose.

    Exo Terra multivitamins only contain proformed vitamin A (beta carotene) instead of preformed vitamin A acetate (retinol). Research has shown that chameleons cannot metabolize beta carotene directly. They need a little vitamin A acetate to get things started.

    Click: Exo Terra : Multi Vitamin / Multi Vitamin Powder Supplement

    Exo Terra multivitamins
    • no vitamin A acetate
    • only beta carotene
    • fall short on vitamins
    • missing B12
    • lack much calcium

    Exo Terra calcium + D3
    • made from oyster shell calcium instead of pure precipitated calcium carbonate
    • contains dextrose

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    3/7/2018 -- Label has changed! Update coming......
    1. Tetrafauna ReptoLife Plus multivitamins & minerals
    • vitamin D3 = 40,000 IU/kg
    • vitamin A = 400,000 IU/kg
    • calcium = 4.2% (min)
    • phosphorus = 0.6% (min)


    2. Tetrafauna ReptoCal -- This is a multivitamin. It contains more than calcium + vitamin D3.

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    R-Zilla Spray-on Multivitamins -- Do not use!

    Click: Zilla - Where Reptiles Rule Vitamin Supplement | Products

    • These contain vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. A gecko needs some vitamin A acetate (retinol) to get things rolling.
    • It's impossible to get the proper dosage using any liquid supplement.

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    Sticky Tongue Farms Miner-All Indoor calcium/mineral supplement (contains vitamin D3)
    vitamin D3: 4,400 IU/kg

    "INGREDIENTS:
    Calcium Carbonate, Dextrose, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D-3 Miner-All Indoor only), Iron Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ethyione Diamine Dihydriod ide,Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Iron Oxide, Natural Berry flavors

    "TRACE ELEMENTS (from aquatic naturally grown aquatic vegetation):
    Sulfur, Aluminum, Silicon, Copper, Bromine, Barium, Tellurium, Yttrium, Sodium, Lanthanum, Uranium, Neodymium, 44 Cerium, Titanium, Vanadium, Niobium, Dysporosium, Gadolinium, Erbium, Ytterbium, Germinium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Thallium, Scandium, Rubidium, Nickel, Holmium, Tin, Thorium, Europium, Terbium, Palladium, Gallium, Chromium, Lutecium, Thulium, Tungsten, Antimony, Cesium, Bismuth, Rhodium, Tantalum, Rhenium, Osmium, Iridium."

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    National Geographic Multivitamins

    Click: https://www.petsmart.com/reptile/vit...r-5227781.html

    • Guaranteed Analysis: Min. Crude Protein 17.6%, Max. Moisture 4.0%, Max. Ash 2.0%, Min.Calcium 20.6%, Max. Calcium 24.7%, Min. Phosphorous 9.4%, Min. Iron 3,416.5 mg/kg, Min. Copper 180.0 mg/kg, Min. Manganese 485.0 mg/kg, Min. Zinc 500.0 mg/kg, Min. Iodine 40.0 mg/kg, Min. Vitamin A 23,129 IU/kg, Min. Vitamin D3 5,124 IU/kg, Min. Vitamin E 48.9 IU/kg, Min. Vitamin K3 (Menadione) .90 mg/kg, Min. Thiamine 231 mg, kg, Min. Riboflavin 136 mg/kg, Min. D-Pan Acid 89 mg/kg, Min. Niacin 167 mg/kg, Min. Pyridoxine 182 mg/kg, Min. Folic Acid 9 mg/kg, Min. Biotin .09 mg/kg, Min. Vitamin B12 .9 mg/kg, Min. Choline 907 mg/kg, Min. Ascorbic Acid 3331 mg/kg, Min. Inositol .002 mg/kg


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    National Geographic Calcium + vitamin D3 --

    Click: National Geographic™ Calcium Supplement Powder | Health & Wellness | PetSmart

    INGREDIENTS: Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin D3 Supplement

    • Guaranteed Analysis:
      • Max. Moisture 2.0%,
      • Min. Calcium 0.38%,
      • Min. Vit. D3 45,359 IU/kg
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 06-19-2019 at 04:09 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Click: Exo Terra : Multi Vitamin / Multi Vitamin Powder Supplement

    Exo Terra multivitamins contain beta carotene vs. preformed vitamin A. Chances are geckos cannot metabolize this form making her susceptible to Vitamin A deficiency. It also falls short on vitamins and minerals, such as missing vitamin B12.

    I recommend switching to Zoo Med's Repti-Calcium with d3 and Zoo Med's Reptivite with D3 (2 separate bottles).

    I would NOT use both products with added D3. If you're going to use a vitamin that contains D3, you really don't need it in your Calcium as well. I would use a pure calcium if you're using a vitamin that already supplements the D3. More is not necessarily better.
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    Smile #78---Update pending ----> "Locusts: Nutritional Comments"


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    29 July 2017: Current nutritional information regarding locusts (and other insects) hopefully coming soon. . . . . .

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    • Click 2001 research: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/je...1/121.full.pdf
      "Solitarious locusts showed a tendency to convert more
      ingested carbohydrate to body lipid on the more balanced diets
      than did gregarious nymphs.

      "In contrast to protein, body lipid levels were not strongly
      regulated."

    • Click 2015 article: The Nutritional Value of Locusts | LIVESTRONG.COM
      "Researchers noted that the cholesterol content in locusts is high, about 286 milligrams per 100 grams, which is higher than that found in meat or poultry."


    Consider ALL comments on this thread: http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...-crickets.html
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 07-29-2017 at 02:38 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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