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Calcium

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Nick Forlina, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Nick Forlina

    Nick Forlina New Member

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    best calcium powder?? Heard calcium with d3 isn’t the best... any suggestions? Right now I’m using the calcium with d3 but can switch if needed.
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    ZooMed Repti-Calcium or Flukers without d3 and make sure you have a proper light as a uvb/uva best is megaray vapor mercury internal ballast also get a laser temp gun and check basking heat needs to be 110 to 120 and really the only way you can tell how much uv radiation the tegu is getting is buy a solar watt meter look for a range about 100 to 150 megawatts this is like high noon full on bask, if the tegu doesn't like it or he gets to hot he'll move to the outer edge of the basking spot to get cooler. calcium with d3 is only good when there is inappropriate lighting and thus should never happen! to much calcium with d3 and a high power light is worse
    read this https://vitamindwiki.com/dl959
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    Guman Active Member

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    Ca+ without D3 on everything and a multivitamin a few times a week.
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    Nick Forlina New Member

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    Right now I’m just running a 12 watt uvb bulb and 120 watt heat bulb.. I have a temp gun I get a basking temp from 118-122F and my ambient is about 83 and 75 on cold side. The owner before me didn’t have a uvb light for him because she believed he didn’t need it... he seems to be healthy tho and his bones are strong from what I can tell. I believe he’s about 4 months old
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    Nick Forlina New Member

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    Also will go get some new calcium, I figured I’d use the calcium with d3 for a bit because his lack of uvb before I got him.
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    I use sticky tongue farms indoor since the 90's, and always had good bone scans from the vet.

    It is ultra low dose D3. And by low dose i mean like 1000 times less than the D3+ stuff from raphasy or whatever.
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    Nick Forlina New Member

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    Where do you get it? I went to petco today and could only find calcium with d3
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    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Best calcium supplement I've used is actually just the Zoo Med brand. You should not have trouble finding that.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Don't skimp on the calcium each feeding. Growing very fast and need it for strong bones.