Vitamins & Minerals
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It is imperative that lizards receive needed vitamins.
In the wild, they get this naturally through the variety
of foods, both animal and vegetable, and natural sunlight.
In the terrarium however, they lack the wide variety of
food, and the sunlight. You must add vitamins
and minerals to the food you give your
lizards. You can do this by purchasing either a Vitamin
Dust, or Vitamin Spray from your local pet store.
Calcium is one of the most important
vitamins for your lizard. It is essential
for bone growth and development. Without it, your lizards
bones will not develop properly, and they will not be
able to stand, walk, or climb. Calcium should be offered
with every meal for hatchlings and juveniles, and once
every other day for adults.
Vitamin A keeps the lizards skin and glands healthy and
functioning. It is also important for the development
and upkeep of their vision. Along with these specific
benefits, Vitamin A helps the lizard grow, strengthens
their immune system, and increases the fertility of females.
This vitamin is imperative, as it aids in the breakdown
of plant and animal protein to a level which the body
of the lizard can use. It also increases
Diseases are obviously a must to avoid. Vitamin C helps
build up natural defenses and fight sickness and disease.
The growth and development of bones rely on the Vitamins
from the D group.
Vitamin E helps the growth and development of muscle tissue.
This vitamin builds up natural blood clotting agents.