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 Vita bugs

I have heard rumors that it causes vitamin a overdoses in reptiles but mostly amphibians is it true



09/25/13  08:51pm

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 Vita bugs

please someone respond



09/29/13  01:24pm

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 Vita bugs

Not true for sure. Vitabugs contain beta-carotene a form of vitamin A. Vitamin A toxicity/overdoses is virtually unheard of while vitamin A deficiency is fairly common. See

Ferguson et al. 1996. Indoor Husbandry of the Panther Chameleon Chamaeleo [Furcifer] pardalis: Effects of dietary vitamins A and D and ultraviolet irradiation on pathology and life-history traits. Zoo. Biology. 15:279-299.

Hoby et al. 2010. Nutritional metabolic bone disease in juvenile veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) and its prevention. Journal of Nutrition 140:1923-1931. (Yes vitamin A deficiency as well s vitamin D deficiency can cause MBD)

Miller et al. 2001. Suspected hypovitaminosis A in a colony of captive green anoles (Anolis carolinensis). Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animals 40:18–20.



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