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    Here's a very reliable United States Department of Agriculture link to check the calcium : phosphorus (et cetera) content of most any food: Show Foods

    Strive for a 1.5-2.0 ratio of calcium to 1.0 phosphorus. That's important, because the insects and worms we feed our geckos usually are phosphorus heavy.

    Here's how I keep my crickets: Cricket Guidelines
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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

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    As @Hilde already pointed out, it's not likely for a new case of MBD to manifest after two weeks of improper care. Thinking through your description of what's wrong, I would have to ask if there is any possibility that the leo may have jumped or fallen and been injured while you were gone?

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    From my experiance crickets eat everything you can feed them fruits, vegies, they will eat your dead meal worms even your live ones . I don't suggest wasting them on your crickets though.

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    Getting an idea from another post, the one I said I found after posting this OP, I ordered a bottle of Repashy RescueCal liquid calcium drops.

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    What website did you order it from i hear everyone talking about that Calcium

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    Repashy Ventures - Specialty Pet Products

    from here. It's great stuff, I picked up the calcium plus yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    LOL. They love potatoes but they're really high on phosphorus so they're not a great veggi to feed them all the time. I feed the Zoo Med Adult bearded dragon food to my roaches 24/7 and I'm currently growing collards so I'll pick a couple of smaller leaves to throw in there for them to munch on, found out roaches do not like kale....

    If you gut load with a really good dry food 24/7, then you don't have to dust the feeders as often but if he does have MBD, then just a plain calcium powder without D3 might be a good idea to get. They sell some at health food stores for humans that's just pure calcium. I have gathered that much from the other threads on MBD and other suggestions from more experienced keepers.
    I know this is the wrong board, so I'm going to find the right board, and post there, but who raises their own feeders??
    So hop on over to the Feeder Colony (???) Board.

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    probably food, feeders and nutrition. Look around in there for some threads on how people raise their own feeders. Dubia roaches are the easiest to breed and raise, never raised crickets or mealworms.

    khlotme made a great thread on a self cleaning Dubia roach set up that's absolutely brilliant.
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    I was exceedingly lucky, and managed to snap these pics!!! Though they're STILL poor quality...
    The middle photo shows the worst foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnette View Post
    What website did you order it from i hear everyone talking about that Calcium
    I got mine through Amazon.com
    In the process of switching all my Gecko supply shopping to online. The markup in Pet Stores is RIDICULOUS!!!!
    Aside from live animals (feeders being a POSSIBLE exception) because I like to MEET the animals, see if we like each other, if I'M the person they want to be their mommy. Almost ALL my pets, (Fish being the exception. Who KNOWS what THEY'RE thinking??!!) have chosen me, not just me choosing them. SOME even come all the way to my door to "adopt" me.
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