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    i dont supplement any extra calcium. the cgd is a complete diet and requires not supplements. unless you are giving a breeding female extra calcium. then i usually leave a dish of calcium in the cage so the female can control her own intake.

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    i cannot remember where i got this info, but i did add it to my caresheet.

    Too Much calcium and Vitamin D3, can cause Bone defects, Renal problems, cardiac problems, and calcification of heart, lungs and Blood Vessels.
    ANYTHING SAID HERE BY ME IS JUST MY OPINION, PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY.

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    alrighty, the gecko wasnt dehydrated. one day he was perfectly fine, active and not a single kink in his tail. the next day he was sick and i gave him some calcium and d3 and ummm the day after that i found him on his back with his mouth open, dead. maybe the first one was sick and the other caught it?!!! NO IDEA....x_x

    i have no idea what happened! i had geckos that age before and theyre alive and such now... :S

    and parasites? i wonder. they were captive bred though... and from a breeder (the other ones i got from him were fine!)
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    1) adding to much calcium to the diet may have prevented the nutrients from being absorbed.

    2) The sunken eyes as noted definately point to dehydration either as a primary or secondary cause.

    3) I've seen baby lizards die when manually given calcium/vit. powder for some reason before sometimes. Probably ODing on something.

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    yes i learnt from my lesson now!!!

    i panicked. i wish i didnt.... i had my first blonde harley die!!

    thanks alot guys.
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    Aww I'm sorry

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    Instead of jumping to giving supplaments, i usually tell people to feed a fruit high in calcium naturally [like papaya] and then add a uvb florescent, this eliminates the need and risk of incorrectly supplamenting d3, because they get it through the light, and they can more readily absorb the extra calcium in the fruit. I am sorry for your loss


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    1) adding to much calcium to the diet may have prevented the nutrients from being absorbed.

    2) The sunken eyes as noted definately point to dehydration either as a primary or secondary cause.
    Excess calcium could easily cause dehydration, among other things.
    If you can read this, thank a teacher.

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