-   Tortoise Dust,Turtle Eye Drops, 2:0 Ca/P , 2:1 Ca/P , Reptivite Reptile Vitamins , Solar Drops , Bio-Mite , Bio-Clean ,
ReptoBoost , Arkvits , Acehigh , Nutrobal , BSP Vitamin Drops , Tamodine, NutriBAC
 
   


Tortoise Dust

The VF foods are "Dusts" designed to be "shake and bake" mixed
with green leafy vegetables. The dust is a whole, complete and balanced food and provides much more nutritional value than the vegetables they are dusted on. The greens basically become the "delivery system". It is included the need of the calicum plus the vitamin A and D3.

 
 
   


Turtle Eye Drops

1. Opens and cleans inflamed turtle eyes.
2. Use as a preventative for eye diseases caused by vitamin A deficiency.
3. Especially helpful with box turtle eye problems.
 
 
   


2:0 Calcium/No Phosphorus

It also provides both a mineral and a vitamin supplement in the same convenient product. T-Rex 2:0 is similar to T-Rex 2:1, but contains NO PHOSPHORUS. It is scientifically designed for CARNIVOROUS (also omnivorous) reptiles and amphibians which require a calcium supplement, but already receive adequate phosphorus from eating crickets, meal worms, wax worms, mice, etc.

It is highly palatable, easily absorbed and cost effective. Simply sprinkle over the reptile's food 3 to 4 times a week. 2:0 is available in two sizes: 100 gram and 400 gram.

 
100 / 400 g
 
   


2:1 Calcium/Phosphorus

It provides both minerals and vitamins in one easy to use product. No other product on the market provides this combination. 2:1 is designed for use with HERBIVOROUS reptiles which eat a vegetable diet that may be lacking in phosphorus, as well as calcium. It is scientifically formulated to provide the proper 2:1 ratio of calcium to phosphorus required by these animals.

It is highly palatable, easily absorbed and cost effective. Simply sprinkle over the reptile's food 3 to 4 times a week. 2:1 is available in two sizes: 60 gram and 240 gram.

 
60 / 240 g
 
   


Reptivite Reptile Vitamins

1. A complete vitamin and mineral complex that helps correct stress related and calcium deficient problems in captive reptiles. No artificial additives!
2. Calcium based to ensure healthy bone growth and help prevent rickets. Also protects metabolic functions, helps in skin shedding and aids in preventing liver problems. Correct 2:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio.
3. Originally developed for the San Diego Zoo for use with soft-shell problems in turtles! Currently used by some of the most respected zoos and animal parks in the U.S. and Europe.
4. All human grade vitamins and minerals used with no added fillers like soy, yeast or sucrose (sugar). This means that you can add Reptivite to your reptiles diet less often.
5. Amino Acids: Reptivite is the only reptile vitamin with all 16 isolated amino acids. This helps greatly with protein digestion in your captive reptiles. (Especially important for snakes.)
 
2 oz.
 
   


NutriBAC

NutriBAC can be considered a management tool to help the herpetoculturist or collector in managing for the well-being of their reptile. A concentrated effort on the part of the reptile owner must include both the internal and external environment of the animal.

The internal environment of the animal can include the digestive tract. Even though, seemingly healthy animals may harbor potential pathogens, the key to a healthy animal is a healthy gut. The more disease-free an animal's environment, the less likely of zoonoses to occur.

 
 
   


Solar Drops

Designed to deliver a regular controlled dose of natural dietary cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) to your captive reptile. a more concentrated solution, are for diurnal (daytime active) species of reptile.

 

 

Avantages of Solar Drops :
1. Eliminates the need of expensive UVB lighting systems or other vitamin D3 supplements.
2. Prevents and reverses Metabolic Bone Disease in captive Green Iguanas and other lizard, turtle and tortoise species.
3. Uniquely palatable formulas for diurnal (daytime active) reptiles
4. Tested and proven at captive reptile breeding farms around the world

Today there are a number of fluorescent lights designed to give out some artificial u.v.b. irradiation. These devices are made to a relatively low specification so that they are both safe and legal for domestic use. As a result, their u.v.b. output is ridiculously low. Using a special u.v.b. light meter, detection is zero at distances of more than 12 inches. For maximum reptile benefit, they would actually have to be able to sit on the light itself. If placed at the top of an average vivarium, the light's use is at best psychological and, at worse, useless for the reptile's physiology of cholecalciferol synthesis.

The makers of these u.v.b. lights claim to "help prevent" metabolic bone disease and to "strengthen and improve" shell growth in turtles. Note that they do not claim to cure these problems. Solar Drops will cure both of these conditions, effect successful reproduction and allow all your reptiles to thrive and not just survive.

 
   


ReptoBoost

REPTOBOOST is a probiotic combination of bacteria, enzymes, electrolytes and vitamins. Its high palatability means it can be added to the drinking water making its use simple for all species of reptiles. It is also ideal for use by stomach tube in rehydrating reptiles which have become dehydrated.

REPTOBOOST contains: P Lactobacillus with Streptococcus faecium which live for a short time in the gut, helping to stabilise the pH. P Yeasts to provide a source of amino acids and vitamins. P lipase, amylase, protease and cellulase. P electrolytes to aid in maintaining adequate levels in reptiles with diarrhoea which lose electrolytes and maltodextrins for sustained energy It is only necessary for probiotics to live a short time to establish the right conditions. By their combined action the ingredients of AVIPRO help to create and maintain slightly acidic conditions in the gut to provide the correct background for the reptiles own flora to re-stabilise.

The electrolytes and dextrose incorporated into REPTOBOOST also contribute in a major way.

A very important aspect is the use by the veterinary surgeon in reptiles which are under treatment with antibacterials where the normal flora may be unbalanced and a bloom of inappropriate bacteria may occur causing perhaps haemorrhagic enteritis.

For support of stressed reptiles use 4g (one scoop) per 100 ml of drinking water

 
 
   


Arkvits

This is a broad spectrum high-potency multivitamin and trace element mixture for general supplementation of foods particularly for large more adult reptiles. ARKVITS is a blend of NUTROBAL and ACE-HIGH (2:1) to provide a ready palatable source of essential vitamins and calcium. It is suitable for routine use. It provides a calcium:phosphorus ratio of 30:1 suitable for maintenance of adult reptiles enhanced with vitamins A,C and E.

It is suitable also for sprinkling onto food for reptiles and amphibia, including adult tortoises. Because it is a high potency product the actual quantity of powder required to achieve adequate levels of intake is reduced when compared to the products formulated as general purpose multivitamins by other companies. This overcomes the palatability problems which can be encountered when supplementing these difficult animals.

We recommend the use of ARKVITS when a general multivitamin is wanted for adult animals rather than one for young growing animals or those with special requirements.

 
 
   


Acehigh

This is a multivitamin and mineral mixture with extra amounts of the vitamins A,C & E, which provide the higher levels of these vitamins required by certain groups. Large lizards and chelonia in particular are known to require extra vitamin A. "Runny nose syndrome" in chelonia responds in some cases to supplementation with A, C & E. The classic terrapin problem of swollen eyes and pneumonia is a manifestation of vitamin A deficiency. Poor hatchability in chelonia (and other) eggs is thought to be linked with vitamin A and /or E deficiency.

Also beneficial to all species during periods of stress and disease. Vitamins A and E are both involved in helping the body resist infection. Vitamin A is essential for healthy mucous membranes such as the mouth, lungs and gut. Vitamin E has been shown to boost the immune mechanism in some species. Vitamin C is used up by the body very quickly when it is under stress and so must be replaced.

 
   


Nutrobal

A vitamin/mineral supplement specifically formulated as a high calcium "balancer " for insectivorous reptiles and birds, to assist in correcting the inadequate levels of calcium present in live insectivorous foods such as crickets and mealworms.

The Calcium:Phosphorus ratio is very important in ensuring healthy bone growth, and reproductive function and this potent supplement with a Ca:P ratio of 46:1 is extremely valuable in correcting deficient diets. It is particularly important for those species fed primarily on insects such as mealworms or , used as a dusting powder. Some species fed mainly lean meat also benefit, as will growing chelonia which need calcium for their shells and the larger lizards and crocodilia for their normal bone development. Large lizards and chelonia also benefit from ACE-High.

 
 
   


BSP Vitamin Drops

BSP stands for Broad SPectrum. These are high potency vitamin drops so that only a small amount is needed.

Many reptiles benefit from vitamins in the water. Snakes fed on fish such as garter snakes can develop a deficiency of vitamin B1. Alligators and crocodiles can also do this but they are easier to supplement with ARKVITS etc). Because the actual food items of garter snakes and other very small species are small and are often fed by placing them in a water bowl, powdered supplements are not very successful.

Even large snakes fed weekly or fortnightly and supplemented at the time can benefit from vitamins in their water in the interim. They are often fed frozen laboratory rodents which are often overweight. This can lead to vitamin E deficiency and steatitis (inflamed fat) which is prevented by use of BSP.

Tortoises also develop steatitis and will often accept vitamins in the water when they avoid vitamins on food (preferring to eat the plants in the garden). Lettuce is low in carotene and vitamin A and is a staple item for most tortoises, BSP gives an alternative way of providing this vitamin.

 
 
   


Tamodine

This has a wide spectrum of activity against bacteria, protozoa, yeasts, fungi and some viruses. It has all of the activity of free iodine but with much reduced irritant sensitising effects, and it does not stain.

Tamodine is suitable for cleaning mouth rot lesions in the mouths of reptiles. These are likely also to need antibiotic treatment from a Veterinary Surgeon and will also benefit from supplementation with ACE-HIGH (this is likely to be necessary as part of a tube feeding program). We suggest that you apply some Tamodine to wet cotton wool and use this to gently cleanse the surface of ulcers or wounds. Once clean, wipe off any excess, and release the animal.

POVIDONE-IODINE COMPOUNDS - Referred to by Holt 1981 (in "Diseases of the Reptilia" Volume 1. edited by J.E.Cooper & O.F.Jackson) as "Probably the most consistently safe antiseptics/disinfectants of value are the povidone-iodine compounds..."

We would advise against using TAMODINE in amphibia since they can absorb chemicals through the skin. We are aware of a case of an axolotl which metamorphosed following TAMODINE treatment, presumably due to the iodine entering the circulation.

 
 
   


Bio-Mite

A unique blend of non-toxic ingredients found to be extremely effective in reducing problems caused by mites that commonly infest reptiles and their habitat. A easy-to-use formula for all types of snakes and lizards.

It is ideal for use in isolating and treating all incoming animals before adding them to an stablished collection. It is alsoimportant for use in a large collection or pet store enviroment where a great variety of reptiles are kept together.

 
 
   


Bio-Clean

A safe and excellent cleaning solution used for cleaning the terrarium and all terrarium accessories including rocks, wood products, food and water bowls and terrarium furniture.

Sanitizes the reptile's enviroment to help retard the spread of diseases caused by bacteria and other micro-organisms. Bio-Clean is a scientific formula breakthrough that couples an organic solvent derived from orange and citrus peels with the natural surfactant penetrating quality of pure yucca extract. Bio-Clean does not contain bleach or ammonia.

 
 
     

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