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Organic Pest Control- Diatomaceous Earth

Organic Pest Control- Diatomaceous Earth

D.E. Diatomaceous Earth is made from the finely ground fossils of prehistoric fresh water diatoms. Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) kills common household and garden pests like roaches, ants, fleas, beetles and many others. It can provide a long lasting insect control. It sprinkles easily into cracks and crevices where bugs hide and wipes them out! No…

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Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles

Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles

Metabolic bone disease is a disease found mostly in iguanas that cause skeletal deformities. It can, however, be found in other reptiles such as geckos, water dragons, and turtles. Metabolic Bone Disease, otherwise known as MBD, can also be known as Fibrous Osteodystrophy, and Secondary Nutritional Hyperparathyroidism. What this means to you and your reptile is, your reptile is lacking in calcium and phosphorus from their diet and potentially not getting enough exposure to UVB light, therefore lacking in vitamin D. MBD is a treatable condition, especially if it is caught early.

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