MVB-- Latest Opinions?

jskahn

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I keep most of my turtles, and tortoises outside, all year long. In the last few years, I have a few large indoor set ups. Mostly with water turtles. Over those years, I have lost a few gravid females. When I had my most recent necropsy, the vet suggested that using a MVB should help the problem. I know this debate has been going on for years. I was wondering what the most recent thought is about them.
 

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What brand of mvb? Did the vet elaborate on what the problem was?
 

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I like the Mercury Vapor Bulbs. I have tried a couple different brands and they seem the same to me (but I don't have a meter to check them). I prefer the MVB over the tube type UVB bulbs.
 

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What problem did the vet see that would be solved with an MVB?

Were the gravid females too cool? Not assimilating enough calcium?

MVBs work just fine. Most people recommend the Powersun.
 

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Heat, light, UVA, UVB, a good basking spot and seemingly pretty safe, I love my MVB!
Tidgy loves it too.
 

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He said she been egg bound, and it got infected. He said "possibly" she was not assimilating enough of the calcium. They eat Mazuri, Reptomin, etc. and always have cuttlebone available.
 

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