Calcium is an essential element in the diet of lizards, snakes and tortoises. Nutrobal, which is a calcium balancer and multivitamin supplement, will help bone growth and also help to prevent ‘shell rot’ (Metabolic Bone Disease) in tortoises. When reptiles live in the wild, they are able to obtain sufficient calcium from plants, rocks and substrates. But, as some of them are kept as pets these days, calcium isn’t so easily available to them in their enclosure. It is, therefore, an owner’s responsibility to ensure their pets obtain the correct amount of calcium in their diet.
Special care should also be taken with animals kept under high output UV lights, these may already be producing vitamin D3*. Do not overuse such lights.
*Vitamin D3 helps the body to absorb calcium.
Combining the Nutrobal with the correct balance of UVB and heat levels will give you a happy and healthy reptile. Large quantities are not needed; a sprinkling over vegetables and plants will do.
How to use Nutrobal:
Nutrobal can be sprinkled onto all diets at a rate of 1 normal pinch per kilo of animal being supplemented. Pinch the amount onto the palm of the hand then blow it over the food.
Which reptiles should you feed the Nutrobal to?
Snakes, Lizards and Tortoises
Contents per g:
200mg calcium and 150IU D3, plus Vitamins A, E, K, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, Folic, Nicotinic and Pantothenic acids, Biotin, Choline, Niacin and minerals Na, Fe, Co, I, Mn, Zn, Se, Cu.