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Reptile Amphibian Supplements

Keeping your reptile or amphibian well nourished is essential for his good health. Here's what you need to know about Reptile and Amphibian Supplements.

A Healthy Diet for Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians that rely on insects or fruits and vegetables for the bulk of their nutrition are at risk of nutritional deficiencies in captivity. One way to provide a healthy diet is to offer a variety of foods, not offering the same things day in and day out. But most reptile and amphibian pets will benefit from vitamin and mineral supplements.

Fast-growing reptiles require calcium and phosphorus supplements to support the growth of strong bones and, for turtles, strong, healthy shells. Vitamin supplements containing vitamin B12 can help stimulate sluggish reptilian appetites and give lethargic critters a boost of energy. Young, fast-growing animals and reproducing females are the most susceptible to nutritional diseases.