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RE: just got a whole bunch of muds

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Posted by: PHRatz at Tue Sep 13 11:15:40 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHRatz ]  
   

>>one of my yearling yellows has a shut eye but he does open it but i dont know what that could be due to. he seems to be eating though.

What is he eating? If his food doesn't have enough natural vitamin A in it that might cause his eyes to shut. Time to nip that in the bud before it becomes a real problem that requires a vet.
The answer though isn't to give a whole bunch of vitamin A from a bottle to him. Because it's a fat soluble vitamin if he gets too much of it, it can cause way more harm than good.
Can you possibly get him to eat dark leafy greens like turnips or yellow veggies like butternut squash?
If not maybe the Reptotreat Suprema that has beta carotene added would help.
Another way to get a dose of vitamins into them is to use a liquid reptile multi-vitamin. If you use a multi-vitamin once a week you aren't going to overdose him on the A vitamin.
With a liquid you can inject the vitamins into a freeze dried cube of either tubifex worms or brine shrimp & he'll (hopefully) eat that in the water.
The freeze dried cubes IMO are not a good food for them to be fed on a regular basis but if your only purpose for using them is to get a once a week dose of vitamins into them, then it's a handy food.
If you could get him to consume foods that are naturally high in vitamin A that would go a long way in stopping any problems from happening.
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