kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
click here for Rodent Pro  
click here for Nature Zone
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Anaconda . . . . . . . . . .  Chesapeake Exotic Pet Expo - May 08-09,2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Chesapeake Exotic Pet Expo - May 08-09,2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - May 15, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Pittsburgh Mega Reptile Expo - May 29-30, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 05, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - June 12, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - June. 19, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - July 11, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - July 17, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

Let me put it more simply...


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Rhacodactylus Forum ]

Posted by azteclizard on May 07, 2003 at 20:07:55:

In Reply to: good for you... posted by mikecoscia on May 07, 2003 at 19:50:34:

The most obvious reason that Bone meal is Inadequate for reptiles is that it is essentially calcium phosphate. Pretty much in a 2:1 ratio, which is what is recommended for reptiles (birds are different, and as such bone meal is fine). Use bone meal to dust your insects and you have already skewed the ca/p ratios. I'm sorry Mike, and I don't want this to get out of control, but I don't think recommending bone meal for use in reptiles is a good idea. Calcium carbonate (phosphorus free) is what is recommended in almost all of the books in the AVS series. By the way, cuttle bone is fine, because it is not truly a bone and therefore not calcium phosphate.

-Bill
:Well I meant the FDA keeping check on livestock conditions, not the actual supplements. Which would ensure the animals arenít full of toxins when they are sold to us to throw on the bbq and eat (in addition to when their other parts are used). Of course things can slip through, but that can happen anywhere. As far as I know there is little to no regulation for the reptile trade at least not up to par with humans (correct me if I am wrong). So there is no way to positively tell if anything is absolutely safe. You just have to rely on the manufacturer and people who have used the product. I have used bone meal and cuttle bone with my reptiles with great results. I have also used cuttle bone with my birds as every bird owner out there most likely does and has done for a very long time. They are good sources of calcium. Of course reptile supplements will work great to. You just have to watch out for brands that are too high in D3 and what not. They both work great, one is just cheaper and a little easier to use.
:-Mike

:
:





Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Rhacodactylus Forum ]