Feeding and Nutrition :: Vitamin/Calcium powder

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:55 am   Re: Vitamin/Calcium powder

No vitamin D3??? *Bangs head on wall* That is something I've never heard. And I just got a new calcium that has no phosphorous but does have D3. Why is it bad?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:06 pm   Re: Vitamin/Calcium powder

D3 is naturally produced under UVB. So it might not be needed, depending on the quality (or lack of) of your UVB source. If you're using a small amount, I wouldn't sweat it.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:12 pm   Re: Vitamin/Calcium powder

PHEW. Okay. haha He has a UVA/UVB bulb, but there's only a Tbl of the calcium/d3 powder in a 64 serving batch, so I think he should be fine. I also just found another red eared slider site that says some D3 supplementation is a good thing even with UVB rays.
Oy! This sort of thing is why my dad had to take care of my boy for me for a while. I have an anxiety disorder and tend to freak out easily when it comes to my pets. ha
Thank you so much for responding quickly!
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:42 pm   Re: Vitamin/Calcium powder

In reality, the lights we use for turtles don't produce a fraction of the amount of UVB (therefore D3) as real sunlight, and RES bask under "Nature's Bulb" all day. For this reason, I would say that D3 supplementation with UV lighting is fine.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:51 pm   Re: Vitamin/Calcium powder

Thanks, Jeremiah! I really appreciate that.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:17 pm   Re: Vitamin/Calcium powder

Happy to help!
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