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Supplements
Posted: 01/09/2013 by Trina17

Hello, am new to this site and a new tortoise owner. This week I was given a tortoise by someone who didn't want it anymore. It's a leopard tortoise and about 18 months old. I have put a new heat bulb and uv lamp
In the tortoise table that was provided. My question is what supplements do I need to provide and is there a particular brand that's best to use? Also how often do I need to use it? The tortoise has some pyramiding to its shell bit otherwise healthy and eats and poos fine! Thanks in advance.

Re: Supplements
Posted: 03/09/2013 by Tom

Hello,
I suggest "Nutrobal", see container for advice. Also cuttlefish bone, as thick as possible & cut or break into pieces. Calcium powder should also be available.
It can be outside in reasonable weather.
A challenging 1st tortoise, it is regrettable that the species is so easily available. Read up as much as you can.
Regards
Tom

 

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