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PostSubject: COMMON PITFALLS IN THE FEEDING OF REPTILES   COMMON PITFALLS IN THE FEEDING OF REPTILES Icon_minitimeSun Sep 05, 2010 3:06 pm

Reptiles are commonly kept as pets these days, but there is a lot of ignorance about how to look after them properly and veterinarians are often presented with reptiles that are ill because they are not being fed properly

As a general rule reptiles do not make good pets. They often have very specific nutritional and environmental requirements, and they need a conscientious owner who will look after them properly. Anybody who takes it upon themselves to keep a reptile must make sure that they understand how to feed it properly. Reptiles can be carnivores (eats other living creatures eg mice, ants, toads), herbivores (eats plant material) or omnivores (eats foods of animal and plant origin) CLICK HERE for more specific information.

The most common disorders associated with feeding are :

* Nutritional deficiency
o calories - poor growth rate, weight loss,
o minerals - calcium deficiency occurs in reptiles fed an exclusively meat or offal diet (which is low in calcium) and it causes multiple bone fractures. The skeletal part of prey is an important source of dietary calcium. Also, Vitamin D is necessary for normal calcium metabolism, and so adequate vitamin D should be in the ration. In addition, exposure to sunlight (or artificial ultraviolet light) helps the reptile to manufacture vitamin D in it's skin.
o protein
o vitamins (Vit A ; Vit D). Vitamin A deficiency is seen most often in turtles and lizards fed unsupplemented meats and lettuce.Vitamin D deficiency can occur in any reptile fed a poor diet and kept out of natural sunlight or UV light.
o fibre - is needed by tortoises and iguanas. 18% crude fibre recommended by some authors.
* Nutritional excess
o calories - leads to obesity
o minerals (calcium) Oversupplementation
o vitamins (Vit A ; Vit D) Oversupplementation is the most common cause in turtles and tortoises




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PostSubject: Re: COMMON PITFALLS IN THE FEEDING OF REPTILES   COMMON PITFALLS IN THE FEEDING OF REPTILES Icon_minitimeSun Sep 05, 2010 4:59 pm

Well we dang sure get a lot of sunshine down here in the Sunshine state.The turtles like the crickets covered in calcium dust. That was a good Idea you gave me.
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