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RE: raising babies for three months. A task?

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Posted by: amazonreptile at Mon Jul 6 11:34:53 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by amazonreptile ]  
   

>>A friend had Texas Alligator lizards that produced two clutches. All died by the 30th day. He thought that he did not have the right mix of supplements. I use One A Day vitamins but do not know what he used.
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>>Dave
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>>One man with faith equals the majority.
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Having raised over one hundred alligator lizards from hatching to adulthood I have to say it is no harder than keeping the adults alive. That is southerns, Madrean and Texas all the same.

The babies do dehydrate easily, so a moist sleeping spot and water bowl must be maintained. The larger specimens can be trained to drink from a hamster bottle.

They also grow fast so minerals are needed. Any of the standard calcium supplements and a good UVB lamp like a reptisun 10.0 are required.

As for vitamin supplements? Time and success has proven they are not needed for any reptile. The UVB and the foods provide all the vitamins they require.

BTW, did you know two years ago scientific evidence came out that proved vitamin supplements for humans are at best neutral and at worst dangerous to your health? Avoid vitamins for yourself and your animals.

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