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reptileking wrote at 2013-02-10 15:24:32
hi i have my two leos on vita sand and they are fine its calci sand you dont want as it causes impaction but vita sand is amazing its very fine and contains all of the needed minerals and vitamins :) but if she has stopped eating then you may want to try locusts and very small meal worms when she starts again.

reptileking wrote at 2013-02-10 15:26:14
get her tpo the vets as she has a very thin tail and could die very soon

BoostedBastid wrote at 2015-02-15 16:05:57
Proper sand for a healthy adult gecko causes no problems. If they are actively eating sand i would guess you have calcium carbonate and they are trying to get their calcium intake. Proper sand poses no more of a risk then sphagnum, cf or paper towel.


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Tracie Kretzschmar


I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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