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Re: Question about supplements


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Posted by mikecoscia on March 03, 2003 at 08:10:57:

In Reply to: Re: Question about supplements posted by Tor_de_Fartz on March 01, 2003 at 06:06:29:

Crestedcham asked about the UV that’s why I addressed it. UVB is need by all reptiles (esp diurnal and most animals for that matter, including us) in some degree to synthesize vitamin D3, which helps in the utilization of calcium. Without it MBD is the result. You say just to use “regular full-spectrum lights”. Well you are giving your animals exactly what they need while arguing against it that they don’t. Those full-spectrum bulbs give off plenty of UVA and UVB (some brands more then others), that’s what makes them full-spectrum. However crested’s being nocturnal do not need as much radiation and can do without the lights.

As far as mixing things that should not be mixed, well that is just carelessness in regards to the animals well being. By mixing those two supplements you can easily overdose vitamin D3 and A, leading to toxicity. So before you give misleading advice (in regards to the vitamins) or argue get your facts straight.
-Mike



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