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How to dust your crickets

by Vincent on November 1, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why do I need to dust my crickets?

Dusting your crickets with vitamins are key to keeping your chameleon healthy. Without them, your chameleon is at risk of developing problems such as Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) and eye problems.

Q. What supplements should I use?

Everyone has a different preference when it comes to dusting. We prefer Rep-Cal with D3 for chameleons kept indoors, in addition to Herptivite.

Q. How often should I dust?

This depends on the age of your chameleon. Chameleons 1-10 months old should receive Rep-Cal with D3 every other day and Herptivite twice a week. Chameleons 10-18 months should receive both twice a week. Chameleons 18+ months should receive both once a week.

Q. How much dust should I use?

The key is lightly dusting your crickets. Do not cake them! Over-supplementing is just as bad as under-supplementing.

Q. What about pre-formed Vitamin A?

If you are going to use pre-formed Vitamin A, we recommend Zoomed’s Reptivite. Use this sparingly. We recommend using this product once every 2 weeks.

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