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    I'm very sorry for not getting back to you & Scooby weeks ago. I can't even blame covid on that. Ha ha ha . . . . . . NOT.

    How's everyone doing in your household?

    Hey Elizabeth,
    I just wanted to give you an update on Scooby. It's been a year since his over-supplementation. I just wanted to add that I've made some changes in his diet and he has finally gotten rid of the tremors in his legs. I had been feeding all of my bugs Repashy Bug-Burger (which they claim is just food for bugs, period), but I was then gut-loading them with Repashy Superload (with fruits and veggies). I stopped doing that over the last year and just started feeding all of my bugs a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, period.
    Good for you! I'm happy Scooby's leg tremors are gone and that we found the tremors' cause.

    We are what we eat!

    I have been using ZooMed Repti Calcium w/D3 and Reptivite to powder his bugs with. And I'm using ZooMed Repti Calcium (without D3) in a small dish in his tank. I still have two water dishes in his tank though. A small one near his moist hide and the larger one over in the corner of the cool side. On a side note, I have noticed the ZooMed powder is way more clingy on the bugs than the Repashy Calcium Plus. Because of this I have been powdering only half the bugs I feed him. He's doing very well.
    Powdering only half the bugs you feed Scooby rocks! Be sure to lightly dust Scooby's bugs & worms! No more heavy dusting like a snowman!

    Are you using ZM Reptivite multivitamins with or withOUT D3?

    I also finally bought him the Arcadia Pro T5 light. It's hovering over his warm hide. I just switched it to 13 hours the other day (spring is here).
    Is this Arcadia's Shade Dweller UVB light in a reflective fixture sitting directly upon the screen top? How long is the fixture? How much is Scooby basking under it? Is Scooby in a 20 long enclosure: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall?

    PS - Didn't you tell me you can gut-load bugs with Bee Pollen? I was thinking of buying some with my next order of dubia roaches. I have also gotten into pet praying mantids, and I know that they like their bugs gut-loaded with bee pollen as well.
    YES! Bee pollen is an excellent super food! I don't know how complete it is. Usually I recommend a dry diet to cover the basics (like Professional Reptiles' Pro Gutload dry diet). Perhaps you're doing so well with veggies and fruits that's not necessary.

    I think the Reptile Supply Co based in Lodi, California carries bee pollen. They also carry alfalfa meal.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-19-2021 at 06:18 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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