- Limestone Flour (Calcium Carbonate)
- 5kg / 1kg Bucket
- Reptiles – A great easy to use food supplement
- Tortoises, Turtles, Snails sprinkled on food daily
Limestone Flour (Calcium Carbonate) 5kg / 1kg Bucket Limestone Flour has a multitude of uses, the main use being a supplement for pet food For Chickens – Easily absorbed, limestone flour gives a real boost of calcium if they are laying soft shelled eggs or moulting, usage guide 1 table spoon per 3kg of feed weekly Tortoises, Turtles, Snails – All of these animals need calcium to form proper shell growth, can be lightly sprinkled on food daily Reptiles – A great easy to use food supplement, can be dusted on food daily, can be used to dust crickets also Horses – Calcium carbonate is widely used medicinally as an inexpensive dietary calcium supplement or antacid. Calcium is an important macro mineral, essential for bone growth, maintenance and development, particularly in young horses. Deficiency in calcium has also been associated with tying-up in performance horses, as well as DOD (Developmental Orthopaedic Disease), seen in some young, fast-growing horses. Calcium and phosphorus work together and horses require around twice as much calcium in the diet as phosphorus (a 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio). Cereals typically contain four times as much phosphorus to calcium (a 1:4 calcium to phosphorus ratio), which is not ideal for calcium deposition in the body. Many horse owners report a decrease in cribbing when feeding Limestone Flour. Fed at 10g per day What is Calcium Carbonate? Calcium Carbonate is found in rocks and sediments all over the world. Its produced by mining minerals rich in Calcium Carbonate then purifying, drying and the end product is then milled to a fine flour. Calcium Carbonate is found in shells, pearls and eggshells.
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- A complete dry diet
- High in calcium and protein
- For keeping and breeding livefood
- Made from the highest quality ingredients
- Designed to ensure maximum palatability
ProRep Calci Dust is a supplement for reptiles and amphibians. It is made from 100% natural calcium carbonate with no additives and is an excellent way to provide essential calcium and avoid deficiency diseases. Its micro-fine particle size ensures excellent adhesion to both live insects and plant material.
Calcium forms an essential part of the diet of all reptiles and amphibians. Many foods that are used to feed them in captivity are low in this essential mineral or may have high levels of Phosphorus, which can inhibit the uptake of calcium.
To supplement vegetable matter for tortoises and other herbivorous reptiles simply sprinkle over food immediately before feeding. To supplement insects then place a small amount in a plastic bag with the insects and shake gently. They should then be fed immediately while the Calci Dust is still stuck to the insects.
To aid feeding the insects can be cooled before applying the Calci Dust. This will make them slower and ensure that they are quickly eaten.
It is not possible to overdose using Calci Dust and it can be used to supplement at every feed. However, as some animals find large quantities of it unpalatable avoid smothering the food. Because this product is 100% calcium carbonate, large quantities are not required to provide adequate calcium levels.
If acceptance is a problem then start with very low levels of supplementation and gradually increase it until your animals are used to the taste.
Most reptiles and amphibians can only absorb calcium from their food in the presence of vitamin D3. It is essential that adequate UVB light of the correct wavelength and intensity is provided to enable D3 synthesis by the animal or that oral D3 is supplied. It is recommended that a vitamin/mineral supplement is also used in conjunction with Calci Dust.
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