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    Would you say a more suitable schedule would be dusting 2's a week with Repashy Calcium Plus and 1 a week with pure precipitated calcium carbonate IF they are under 12 months? As well as leaving a small calcium dish in the tank if they are 12 months and under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyDear View Post
    Would you say a more suitable schedule would be dusting 2's a week with Repashy Calcium Plus and 1 a week with pure precipitated calcium carbonate IF they are under 12 months? As well as leaving a small calcium dish in the tank if they are 12 months and under?
    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I feed all my geckos on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday (the babies get enough mealworms to have something to eat every day and I check them on off days). I dust with Repashy calcium plus every other feeding. I keep plain calcium without D3 in the hatchling cages because I did find that a few were developing MBD without it. No one has shown any signs of MBD since I started doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I used to feed the baby leopard geckos daily. I have discovered that it's easier for me to give them enough mealworms at the 3x/week feedings so there are some available every day. I sprinkle Repashy on the mealworms every other feeding. It's likely that the mealworms ingest some of the calcium and it gets into the leos that way, as well as the calcium that's on the mealworms from the dusting. However, the calcium does eventually rub off the mealworms, so it's really impossible to know exactly how many times a week they are getting calcium. All I know is that I've been doing this since 2009 and, with the addition of a small amount of plain calcium in the youngest hatchlings' cages, everyone has been healthy.

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    Aliza ~

    • What age are these "youngest hatchlings" who get a small dish of plain calcium in addition to dusting @ 3 feedings every 2 weeks?
    • From what you've mentioned, you dust with Repashy's Calcium Plus @ 3 feedings every two weeks.
    • Do you alter your dusting schedule in any way for breeding females and keep plain calcium in a dish for them too?


    From what I read Zoo Med's supplements contain somewhat more calcium per dose.
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    I don't do a lot of things on a strict schedule. I put the calcium dish in the enclosure. When they finish it up, I usually don't refresh it, so they have the extra calcium from the time they hatch till maybe about 2 months. I used to keep calcium without D3 in the breeder cages, but it was recommended when I switched to Repashy Calcium plus not to do that. I started that in 2009. Things went well for a number of years, but I've noticed lately that among my 6-8 female breeders, every year one looks as if she's been really depleted in her calcium. It's all a moot point now since I have to stop breeding because of crypto.

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    Thanks so much for sharing, Aliza! I've already linked this thread right under Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins on my Gecko Multivitamins link.

    Based upon current observations about your former breeding females, I'd sorta kinda like to add just a light dusting of plain-no D3 calcium @ 1 feeding per week to what you've done, at least for leopard geckos until they're 12 months old.

    Some of us like to share with newbies what tried and true recommendations are in our hobby. When members post that they're using Repashy's Calcium Plus for their leos, I like to share the best schedule I know.

    IF keepers use Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins, I'll share your schedule: Tues, Thurs, Sat feedings with dusting every other feeding. For 2 weeks that = 3 dustings. I'll also recommend a dish of plain calcium in the enclosure 24/7 for 0 through 2 month old hatchlings.

    Even though crypto has caused you to stop breeding, your experience still counts. We're still listening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks so much for sharing, Aliza! I've already linked this thread right under Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins on my Gecko Multivitamins link.

    Based upon current observations about your former breeding females, I'd sorta kinda like to add just a light dusting of plain-no D3 calcium @ 1 feeding per week to what you've done, at least for leopard geckos until they're 12 months old.

    Some of us like to share with newbies what tried and true recommendations are in our hobby. When members post that they're using Repashy's Calcium Plus for their leos, I like to share the best schedule I know.

    IF keepers use Repashy's Calcium Plus multivitamins, I'll share your schedule: Tues, Thurs, Sat feedings with dusting every other feeding. For 2 weeks that = 3 dustings. I'll also recommend a dish of plain calcium in the enclosure 24/7 for 0 through 2 month old hatchlings.

    Even though crypto has caused you to stop breeding, your experience still counts. We're still listening.
    Sounds good to me. I'm still talking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Sounds good to me. I'm still talking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I feed all my geckos on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday (the babies get enough mealworms to have something to eat every day and I check them on off days). I dust with Repashy calcium plus every other feeding. I keep plain calcium without D3 in the hatchling cages because I did find that a few were developing MBD without it. No one has shown any signs of MBD since I started doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I feed all my geckos on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday (the babies get enough mealworms to have something to eat every day and I check them on off days). I dust with Repashy calcium plus every other feeding. I keep plain calcium without D3 in the hatchling cages because I did find that a few were developing MBD without it. No one has shown any signs of MBD since I started doing that.

    Aliza
    Sorry to wake up the zombie thread, but I came across this and I’m shocked. Please do not take offense to my questions. I’m simply trying to research as hopefully most people do.

    You dusted with Repashy and on top had to leave calcium in a dish, wow. I will explain why I’m so surprised. I’ve seen leopard geckos that were only fed crickets with you know the old flukers so called high calcium and the gel from hatchling to adult show no signs of MBD. This does not mean of course that they would not eventually have developed MBD. There has to be more of a contributing factor. Could it be excessive minerals in the supplements(unbalanced).


    Was the majority of their diet mealworms?

    Did you provide controlled temperatures(thermostat)?

    Did you provide a heat source 24 hours?


    Thanks in advance!
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