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RE: a few questions about a baby Sulcata

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Posted by: bonomoc08 at Thu Jul 24 18:31:01 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bonomoc08 ]  
   

>>My Sulcata is about 2 months old or so.
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>>I was wondering about the substrate, He is on paper towels right now and is doing fine. I want to move him to a soil/sand mix and was wondering what was best.
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>>I have a few brick's of eco earth laying around from some of my other reptiles, would this work? Or would it be best to use some kind of top soil?
>>and about the sand, is the sand a must? if so, what's the mix ratio? 3/4's soild, and 1/4 sand?
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>>and also, i have repti calcium with D3 by Zoo med. I havent gave him any yet but would this be a good calcium supplement for a young Sulcata? (it looks to have a red footed tortoise on the front) http://www.zoomed.com/db/products/EntryDetail.php?SearchID=4&DatabaseID=2&EntryID=2
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>>thank you all in advance.

Make sure you have a UVB light for D3. Just the repti calcium powder isn't enough. I use repti-glo 5.0 or 10.0 from Exo-Terra.
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Cliff

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