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Vitamin D

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by Aprilmcowan1993, Aug 10, 2019.

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  1. Aprilmcowan1993

    Aprilmcowan1993 New Member

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    Hello, I haven't got a tortoise yet, but doing lots of research before getting one. I decided I want to use cuttlefish Bone for calcium, but can't find much on vitamin D. I was wondering what people use to give there tortoise vitamin D, please?
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    I use the tube type fluorescent UVB bulb.
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    Is a bulb enough for your tortoise? Some books and site says it isn't but doesn't say what else to use.
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    Feed them a varied diet that is correct for the species, and use a good UVB bulb over them set to the correct height and checked regularly with a UV meter. Sunshine works too when the weather and climate allow.
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