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    Elite Member geckogirl95's Avatar
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    Apr 2007

    Question Calcium Powder

    I have Phosphorus-Free CALCIUM with VIT.D Ultrafine Powder. Should I put this in a small dish for my Leopard Geckos to lick, or is it bad for them to eat it without anything in it?

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    Elite Member furryscaly's Avatar
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    Re: Calcium Powder

    I believe you can just put it in a dish for them to lick, but you should also dust crickets with it. Calcium can only be absorbed once it chemically bonds with phosphorous, something crickets contain in abundance. The reason you don't want phosphorous in the supplement is because it has to be the right cal-phos ratio. Crickets + phosphorous in the supplement would add too much phosphorous to the diet in relation to the amount of calcium.

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    Elite Member joeking's Avatar
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    Newfoundland Canada

    Re: Calcium Powder

    Leopard Geckos are nocturnal and do not need a large amount of D3...They can actually overdose on it and become very ill...Do not put it in his tank. You should be giving him pure calcium in his dish and on his food and put a vitamin suppliment on his food every couple days as well. If you don't want to waist a perfectly good container of D3 calcium you can sprinkle it on his food once every week or so.

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