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Posted by: ReaperReptiles09 at Wed Jan 20 17:02:05 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ReaperReptiles09 ]  
   

>>I tend to see a trend in Arg B&W, Reds and Blue tegus that if given a UVB source when they are at the inscet stage they show less signs of MBD such as shaking and of course bone issues. As for adults, my four year old full grown tegu hasn't had a UVB bulb for the last 6 months, this was a design experiment. I watched everyday to find effects. No twitching, no problem sheding, great appitiet. I got an x-ray from work and his bone density had not changed from the year before when i had one taken (he ate a marbel, luckly he passed it). Keep in mind this is a small very small sample size. I always recomend people with smaller and younger tegus get UVB lighting becuase thier diet will not have any Vit D3 and im not a big fan of supplements if the animal has a natural way to produce it... i mean nature does it best.
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well im sure shes fine then because when she was younger she was under uva and uvb lights but as shes gotten older she just has her uvb heat bulb. shes eating on small rats and turkey, with the occasional raw dogfood treat, shes always had a big appetite and eats like 2 times and sumtimes 3 times a week! only a year old! 34 inches! woot
>>Just my two cents... oh by the way my older tegu will be getting his Mega Ray bulb back once he wakes up. His colors faded and he just seems so much happier with it over a similar bulb, only differeance was no UVB.


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