Reptile Calcium Powder Supplements – Why are they important?
Calcium is vital for your reptiles bone growth and maintenance, muscle function, and metabolism. When blood calcium levels are low your pet reptile may suffer muscle twitches and lethargy. This condition is called hypocalcemia, .
Calcium is stored in an animal’s bones and is also released into the animal’s bloodstream for muscle function. A lack of supply or a lack of uptake of calcium leads to a serious condition known as metabolic bone disease.
To compensate for blood calcium deficiency, the reptiles body may utilise stored calcium from their bones to maintain blood levels. This can be serious problem for growing reptiles, causing poorly developed or soft bones that are prone to fractures.
Long-term calcium deficiency can also lead to secondary hormonal problems involving the parathyroid glands that help regulate calcium levels.
To prevent these issues reptile owners need to supply both the proper UVB light and adequate dietary calcium to their reptiles.
Supplying calcium is only one part of reptile nutrition
In order for your reptile to be able to use calcium at all, it must have access to the correct nutrients from its food and also its environment.
This means that reptiles and amphibians need to have access to a source of UV Lighting in order for their body to be able to obtain vitamin D3.
Without proper UVB exposure, pet reptiles can be deficient in vitamin D3 and therefore deficient in calcium.
Which Reptile Calcium Supplement Should I choose?
All of the reptile calcium powder supplements we offer and recommend are sourced from industry leaders Vetark, Repashy, Arcadia Reptile and HabiStat. They are tried, tested and trusted by reptile keepers.
But we understand it can be quite bewildering when presented with an extensive range to know which exactly is the right calcium powder for your pets needs.
So if you need any advice we will be happy to help, just send us a message and we will guide and advise you.
Here are some of our recommendations and best sellers:
Vetark have been producing the highest quality reptile supplements and reptile health products for over 30 years in the UK. Their flagship Calcium Balancer and Multi Vitamin Supplement Nutrobal is a premium high potency calcium and multi vitamin powder with D3 and can either be used as a sprinkle on food or as an insect duster.
Repashy Superfoods Calcium Plus is an All-In-One insect dusting powder with added vitamins, trace minerals and carotenoids.
Calcium Plus All-In-One Supplement has been developed to increase the nutritional value of insects. It transforms insects into a food item that has an optimal calcium/phosphorus ratio, as well as balanced levels of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
If you are looking for a Tortoise Calcium and Multivitamin supplement powder Repashy SuperVeggie All-In-One also contains vitamins, trace minerals and carotenoids. It is also an ideal calcium supplement for Iguanas, Uromastyx and Bearded Dragons.
Repashy SuperVeggie is available in two sizes: SuperVeggie 85g Pot or SuperVeggie 340g Jar.
Repashy produce a range of Calcium All-In-One powders and you can find out more and view the Repashy Calcium Range by clicking >>here<<
Arcadia EarthPro RevitaliseD3 is the result of years of rigorous research and development and provides essential minerals and vitamins in a new and very effective way.
Arcadia have developed a brand new ultra-fine powder that can be used to help top up levels of preformed vitamins A, D3 and E.
EarthPro Revitalise D3 provides the very best balance of natural Earth Minerals, Amino Acids, Full-Spectrum Carotenoids, B Vitamins and Bee Pollen.
Build EarthPro RevitaliseD3 into your feeding regime knowing that it is both safe and effective, a new evolution in captive Reptile care.
It can be used with all species of Reptile and Amphibians simply lightly dust but not coat food sources at 1 gram per 100 gram of food.