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    so here is my question, how often should one give calcium with D3 to p kuhli hatchkings and/or adults? how often one should offer multivitamins?

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    With hatchlings of many species I've kept over the years I've always alternated my supplementation, using 1 or the other at feedings and have offered food daily. I typically will continue to offer food daily, assuming I'm not pulling a crazy work shift, out herping, or on vacation, for the first year.

    After a year of age, and depending on the species, I'll go to feeding every other day to every third day and drop using supplements to once a week for calcium and once a week for multivitamins.

    Adult females that are reproductive will remain being fed daily and supplementation offered each feeding. Breeding males are offered an opportunity to feed daily, but if they are more interested in breeding I may reduce feedings to bi-weekly for them - enough caloric intake to keep them going until the breeding hormones turn off.

    All this said, I've only attempted to keep P. kuhli once and it was a surprise keeping. I was given one by a friend back in '98 included with a pair of cherry-picked freshly imported shipment of African fat-tail geckos. The poor kuhli was riddled with red lizard mites that thankfully did not prey upon the fat-tails. I was able to clear the mites from the flying gecko, but couldn't get him to take any deworming meds. I think the stress of shipping, the mites (was a bad infestation), the stress of clearing the mites, and lack of humidity in New Mexico (it was a PITA to keep cages consistently humid) that did him in. I only had him for a whole 3 weeks before he passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokaybyt View Post
    With hatchlings of many species I've kept over the years I've always alternated my supplementation, using 1 or the other at feedings and have offered food daily. I typically will continue to offer food daily, assuming I'm not pulling a crazy work shift, out herping, or on vacation, for the first year.

    After a year of age, and depending on the species, I'll go to feeding every other day to every third day and drop using supplements to once a week for calcium and once a week for multivitamins.

    Adult females that are reproductive will remain being fed daily and supplementation offered each feeding. Breeding males are offered an opportunity to feed daily, but if they are more interested in breeding I may reduce feedings to bi-weekly for them - enough caloric intake to keep them going until the breeding hormones turn off.

    All this said, I've only attempted to keep P. kuhli once and it was a surprise keeping. I was given one by a friend back in '98 included with a pair of cherry-picked freshly imported shipment of African fat-tail geckos. The poor kuhli was riddled with red lizard mites that thankfully did not prey upon the fat-tails. I was able to clear the mites from the flying gecko, but couldn't get him to take any deworming meds. I think the stress of shipping, the mites (was a bad infestation), the stress of clearing the mites, and lack of humidity in New Mexico (it was a PITA to keep cages consistently humid) that did him in. I only had him for a whole 3 weeks before he passed.
    thank you so much for your answer! how about D3 how often do you use it and how often is just plain calcium

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    thanks alot this has being driving me crazy for quite a while, I had a couple of p kuhli hatchlings and giive the sticky farm toung mineral all + D3 every feeding but they drop dead about 3 months pf age.

    how often do you give D3 yo hatchlins?

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