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pinkies have calcium

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Posted by: amazonreptile at Thu Jul 2 16:51:55 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by amazonreptile ]  
   

Where did this idea pink mice have no calcium come from? Below I make a few points to illustrate how silly this really is!

#1) Every cell in the mouses body has a bit of calcium. It is a necessary mineral for nerves and muscles.

#2) Pink mice have a skeleton, most obviously a skull to protect their brain. They are not jelly heads! Clearly these bones have calcium. I may get a vet to x-ray a day old pink mouse just for occasions like this.

#3) A day old mouse has milk in its stomach. You can see this thru the skin. Mouse milk is chock full of calcium.

#4) Baby snakes are raised on pink mice without supplement and they grow up with good strong bones.

Lastly, Steve has raised many Helodermas. See his post for his personal experience.

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