Rep-Cal Green Label 4.1 oz
Phosphorus Free, No Vitamin D3
Product ID # 5010
Calcium deficiency is a major dietary problem of captive sugar gliders and a particular
disease condition know as Hind Leg Paralysis (HLP) can occur if inadequate calcium is
available in the diet. But you can't just use any calcium, because many calcium supplements
contain rather high quantities of phosphorus.
Good sugar glider nutrition dictates that maintaining a proper calcium:phosphorous
(Ca:P) ratio is vital to your sugar glider's good health. Many fruits
and vegetables contain phosphorus and we prefer a phosphorus free calcium
product as phosphorus is already present in the sugar glider's diet.
If you are familiar with most of our product recommendations, then you know that we generally
prefer products that are species specific or at a minimum mammal specific.
Rep-Cal is developed by a company that specializes in reptile nutritional needs.
We've looked at lots of different calcium products under the direction of our vet,
Dr. Cianciolo. Her primary directive to us
was to find a product from a reputable company that was just a pure calcium product.
Rep-Cal contains only 100% natural phosphorus free oyster shell Calcium Carbonate for its
calcium source. We actually called the manufacturer of this product and spoke to technical
support. The Calcium Carbonate used is rated as human grade by the USDA
which means that human supplement companies are using the same quality product.
It's the same stuff people take.
This product contains no other additives or supplements. This is
important as we recommend that a separate vitamin supplement is provided through another product,
Vionate. This insures no duplication of vitamins that can build up and cause vitamin toxicity.
Rep-Cal contains no added starch, sugar, soy protein, preservatives, artificial
coloring, flavoring, or fragrance. Remember, always consult your veterinarian
for any special nutritional problems.
If you are using Leadbeater's Mix as the primary part of your sugar gliders diet, we recommend a dosage of
1 Teaspoon of Vionate and 2 Teaspoons of Rep-Cal Calcium per single batch of mix.
We like to make our supplement mix in large batches so it lasts for
awhile; we use One part Vionate, One part Green Label
Rep-Cal, and Two parts Arnold's
Choice Possum Milk Replacer.
If you want to make a small batch and are using a tablespoon, use One
tablespoon Vionate, One tablespoon Repcal, and Two tablespoons
Arnold's Choice Possum Milk Replacer. It doesn't matter what size
measure you use as long as you keep the ratios in the same
Feed 1/4 teaspoon of this mix per
two gliders each night. We supplement only one course in the
nightly meal, either by a quick shake from a cheese shaker or you can
use a 1/4 teaspoon measure. We prefer putting mix on the food
that we know the gliders will eat the most of that night, to ensure
they are getting their supplements. We do not add the supplements
to the staple food as
gliders will typically eat their fresh foods first and the staple
food is already nutritionally Balanced.
supplement can also be used to gut load or dust insects prior to
feeding. One container of Rep-Cal will last for 1/2 year with two
sugar gliders depending on your feeding plan. A little bit goes a
long way and is very important for the overall health of your pet.
Rep-Cal Calcium Supplement
Get One Rep-Cal Calcium supplement
- A 1/2 year supply for 2 gliders
Vionate Vitamin supplement
- A 1 year supply for 2 gliders
for only $11.70,
Supplement Pack: Get One bag Arnold's
Choice Possum Milk Replacer, One bottle Vionate, and One
jar Rep-Cal for
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