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 proportions.
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.
This supplement can also be used to gut load or dust insects prior to
feeding. One container of Rep-Cal will last for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2
years 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 2 year supply for 2 gliders
Vionate Vitamin supplement
- A 1 1/2 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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