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Enough UVB/Calcium? Need Answers

Discussion in 'Extreme Giant (Chaco White Giant) Tegu Discussion' started by Jack Curry, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Jack Curry

    Jack Curry New Member

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    Hello, I was wondering if my Tegu was reviving enough UVB and calcium to keep his bones healthy. I have a 100 W basking lamp that has UVB in it but not all that much (if that makes sence). I dust his food in Calcium and feed him raw eggs with every meal. I've had his since February and he seems to be really good. No signs of bone disease or sickness related to low Calcium. I am also on the works of building him a nice sized cage (6x2x2) and am going to put a 10" UVB light strip in there. Any answers are appreciated.
  2. beantickler

    beantickler Active Member

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    the more uv the better... he is definitely getting enough calcium but now he needs uv or direct sunlight to process it.
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  3. Jack Curry

    Jack Curry New Member

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    Thank you
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    Guman Active Member

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    Either feed whole pray or ground whole pray!! I am dealing with a fuy who has MBD due to a diet much like yours.
  5. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If at all possible increase the size of the enclosure that you will be building. I cannot say that 8' is better than 6', but it's better.