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    I've been doing a lot of research on the correct method of giving vitamins and supplements to leopard geckos. However, just when I feel confident, I find something that makes me doubt myself. I was feeding my juvenile gecko Repashy + D3, plus a multivitamin without D3. Then I came across some info that said D3 should be a much smaller part of the diet.

    So now I feed my gecko pure calcium 3 days out of the week, and combination multivitamin+D3 once a week (he's almost a year old). Is this correct? Are there a lot of differing opinions on correct supplementation? What are everyone's thoughts?

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    Multivitamins including D3 once a week as they can store it in their body. And i would drop the calcium to twice a week. How often does he get fed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkidgeck View Post
    I've been doing a lot of research on the correct method of giving vitamins and supplements to leopard geckos. However, just when I feel confident, I find something that makes me doubt myself. I was feeding my juvenile gecko Repashy + D3, plus a multivitamin without D3. Then I came across some info that said D3 should be a much smaller part of the diet.

    So now I feed my gecko pure calcium 3 days out of the week, and combination multivitamin+D3 once a week (he's almost a year old). Is this correct? Are there a lot of differing opinions on correct supplementation? What are everyone's thoughts?
    Are you using Repashy's Calcium Plus -- that exact name? It's actually a multivitamin. It contains cholecalciferol. That's vitamin D3.

    You mention a 2nd multivitamin. What's the name of that one?

    Let us know the exact products you're using. It sounds like you're currently overdoing plain calcium.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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    here's his schedule exactly:

    monday - Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3
    tuesday - nothing
    wednesday - Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3
    thursday - nothing
    friday - Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3
    saturday - nothing
    sunday - Zoo Med Reptivite Vitamins with D3

    I was using Repashy's Calcium Plus when I first got him, but stopped after I did more research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkidgeck View Post
    here's his schedule exactly:

    monday - Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3
    tuesday - nothing
    wednesday - Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3
    thursday - nothing
    friday - Zoo Med Repti Calcium without D3
    saturday - nothing
    sunday - Zoo Med Reptivite Vitamins with D3

    I was using Repashy's Calcium Plus when I first got him, but stopped after I did more research.
    Thanks for these details.
    1. Please share a photo of him.
    2. About how long is your leo?
    3. What do you feed his insects and worms?

    Zoo Med's calcium with D3, Zoo Med's plain calcium, and Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins each contain great amounts of calcium carbonate. Weekly use of those supplements has your leo covered. Excess calcium in the digestive tract can hinder absorption of vitamins A and D.

    Sometimes after 6+ months old a leo is ready to cut back feedings to 3 times per week. Keep the supplememt schedule the same, just cut back # of feedings per week. Feed a little more at each feeding.

    I suggest using Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins with D3 the first thing each week. That could be Sunday, of course. That starts each week off with some D3. Vitamin D3 is fat soluble. It helps metabolize plain calcium all week long.

    Weekly Schedule 124 for Leopard Geckos 0-12 months old
    (without UVB)
    Adapted for your leo

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins with D3
    • Mealworms >> Tuesday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate without D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Crickets or dubia >> Thursday
    • Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate without D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Mealworms >> Saturday
    • No food or free choice >> Sunday
    For 124 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 124 for leopard geckos 0-12 months old


    Weekly Schedule 125 for leopard geckos 12-18 months old
    (without UVB)

    Powdered supplement recommendations for leopard geckos 12-18 months old depend upon how much your leo has grown thus far and whether he/she is walking strongly. Leos usually reach maximum size at about 18 months old.

    Feed lightly dusted prey 3x per week.

    • Crickets or dubia >> Monday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    • Crickets or dubia >> Wednesday - lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate without D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Crickets or dubia >> Friday - lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins without D3
    • Mealworms >> Saturday . . . . . . maybe
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-24-2019 at 04:23 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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