Liquid Calcium

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trisharg

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My beardie, Sunshine, is about 6 months. I have some Reptical with D along with Herptivite. I understand that he needs his bugs dusted 5 times a week. But it always makes such a mess dusting the roaches. I also have some liquid calcium for Bug-de-lite that I used for a sick adult dragon that was not eating regularly. I was thinking about using it with Sunshine. I never re-used the syringe after it touched the sick one's mouth. But I am assuming it doesn't have D and also that it is more potent than the powder. Any advice on how often to use the liquid with a juvie? I hate for it to go to waste.

If you can help me make sure I am giving him the calcium correct dose, I would appreciate that too. He weighs 205 grams. The calcium dosage is 1mg per kg with a concentration of 3.28mg/mL.
 

CooperDragon

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I'd ask Tracie about the liquid calcium. It's pretty concentrated though and I read about it being used mainly for sick dragons or those who need an unusually large boost of calcium. A smaller dosage may do the trick though, I don't know. The dusting is designed to bring bugs up to a healthy calcium level similar to what they'd get in the wild when they have access to a wider variety of food. I've found that putting a bit of dust in a small cup, adding a few bugs at a time, and shaking the cup coats them evenly. I then tilt the cup slightly and let the bugs walk out a few at a time so they're easy to track. That method keeps the excess dust in the cup and works pretty well for keeping things clean.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Sure, glad I saw this post. :D You can use the liquid for dragons that are not sick, just not as much.
What is your dragon's weight & I can dose for you. If you want to PM me your email, I can send a chart too, if you would like.

Tracie
 

trisharg

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Hi Tracie - sorry it took me so long to get back after you responded. Life is moving at break-neck speed. But I would love to know the dose for my dragon. He is 235 grams. :)

I have never sent a PM here but I will figure it out and send you my email. Thank you!
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Terrific, I will send a PM back to you, I was just checking in on your thread. :D
I hope your dragon is doing well.

Thanks.
Tracie
 
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