Do you feed insects to your reptiles? If so, it is important to know that most insects lack important vitamins and minerals such as calcium and vitamin A. Because of this, proper supplementation and “gut loading” (feeding your insects a vitamin and mineral rich diet 24-72 hours before feeding them to your reptile) is required to keep your reptile happy and healthy. This can help avoid metabolic bone disease and respiratory illness. Please schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable veterinarians to go over proper husbandry, diet and supplementation that is specific for your reptile.
Exotic Tip of the Month: Feeding Insects to Reptiles
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