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Reptoboost

REPTOBOOST is a probiotic combination of bacteria, enzymes, electrolytes and vitamins this makes it a great Tortoise care supplement. Its high palatability means it can be added to the drinking water making its use simple for all species of reptiles. It is also ideal for use by stomach tube in rehydrating reptiles which have become dehydrated.

REPTOBOOST contains:

· probiotic organisms which live for a short time in the gut, helping to stabilise the pH.
· electrolytes to aid in maintaining adequate levels in reptiles with diarrhoea which lose electrolytes
– and maltodextrins for sustained energy

It is only necessary for probiotics to live a short time to establish the right conditions. By their combined action the ingredients help to create and maintain slightly acidic conditions in the gut to provide the correct background for the reptiles own flora to re-stabilise.

The electrolytes and dextrose incorporated into REPTOBOOST also contribute in a major way.

A very important aspect is the use by the veterinary surgeon in reptiles which are under treatment with antibacterials where the normal flora may be unbalanced and a bloom of inappropriate bacteria may occur causing perhaps haemorrhagic enteritis.

For support of stressed reptiles use 4g (one scoop) per 500ml of drinking water.

 

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Calci-Dust

The same superfine calcium source as NUTROBAL!

Designed for use the days that you don’t want to use NUTROBAL – perhaps you are using good quality UV tubes so don’t need to the vitamin D3 every day! Or with tortoises you are growing them slowly to minimise the risk of shell deformities and don’t need the extra D3.

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Nutrobal for reptiles

A vitamin/mineral supplement specifically formulated as a high calcium “balancer ” for insectivorous reptiles and birds, to assist in correcting the inadequate levels of calcium present in live insectivorous foods such as crickets and mealworms.

The Calcium:Phosphorus ratio is very important in ensuring healthy bone growth, and reproductive function and this potent supplement with a Ca:P ratio of 46:1 is extremely valuable in correcting deficient diets.

It is particularly important for those species fed primarily on insects such as mealworms or locusts, used as a dusting powder. Some species fed mainly lean meat also benefit, as will growing chelonia which need calcium for their shells and the larger lizards and crocodilia for their normal bone development. Large lizards and chelonia also benefit from ACE-High.

Contents per gram: 200mg calcium & 150IU vitamin D3, plus vitamins A C E K B1 B2 B6 B12 folic, nicotinic & pantothenic acids, biotin choline niacin and minerals P Na Fe Co I Mn Zn Se Cu.

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Avipro Plus
A veterinary formulated FOS prebiotic which is enhanced with electrolytes and vitamins A, C and E. The supplement can simply be added to food or water and is highly palatable meaning that it will be taken with no fuss by your animal.
It is particularly valuable when animals have undergone stress or veterinary treatment for short term illness or long term chronic conditions. The prebiotics assist the natural bacteria in the gut while assisting to maintain the correct conditions for the gut flora to re-establish itself. The vitamins help to replace those lost during stress and help to support the immune system.
Composition  – Dextrose, sodium sulphate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, short-chain fructo-oligosaccharide soluble fibre prebiotic.
Additives: Vitamin A (Retinyl acetate) – 200,000 IU, Vitamin C – 5,000mg, Vitamin E – 200mg
Analysis: Crude protein – 0.6, Crude ash – 8.3%, Crude fibre & oil – 0%
Feeding guidelines: For general use add 1 scoop per 200ml of drinking water. For stressed animals use 1 scoop per 100ml. Can also be sprinkled on food at 1 pinch (0.1g) per kg of animal weight. Do not breath dust, wash hands after use
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Tamodine-E

Tamodine E is an iodophore disinfectant, it is suitable for general purpose vivarium disinfection. Also for use in veterinary surgeries, hospitals, schools, catering establishments, shops, and other public and industrial premises as a general purpose disinfectant. It has the benefit of having a built-in colour-marker, which means the user can see where they have treated, and also when they have washed it off.

In a made up solution for dips, washes, footbaths etc it loses its colour when it becomes inactive. Walls, floors and other surfaces: Wash with a solution of 45ml in 10 litres of water. Use 90ml in 10 litres of water for porous or heavily soiled surfaces. Dishes, utensils, snake hooks etc: Wash in a solution of 30-45ml in 10 litres of warm water. For sanitising rinse only, immerse for at least two minutes in a solution of 15ml in 10 litres of water.

Hand dips: For personnel handling food,etc use 15-30ml in 10 litres of water.

In animal accommodation or on dishes wipe off, or rinse off the Tamodine-E after cleaning before use. It can be made up by putting 0.5ml Tamodine-E in 1 litre of water.

DO NOT USE THIS FOR AMPHIBIA AS THEY CAN ABSORB CHEMICALS THROUGH THEIR SKINS AND IT MAY HARM THEM.

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Arcadia 80w Mercury Vapour D3 Basking Lamp

Arcadia Reptile is the UK’s number one reptile products brand.

Focussed on animal welfare and high quality. 80w Mini Mercury vapour D3 basking lamp. Heat, light, UVA and UVB in a small and easy to use lamp. E27 Cannot be used with a stat.

Suitable for use inside wooden vivaria and over mesh tops. 

It is suitable for many species including Bearded dragons, Chameleons, Skinks, snakes and many more.

It is not suited to very small enclosures, it needs to be in suitable cages to reduce the burn risk. 

Combi lamps cannot be thermostatically controlled.

Approximate Dimensions (Product): 12 x 12 x 17.5cm

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Arcadia 100w Mercury Vapour D3 Basking Lamp 

Arcadia Reptile is the UK’s number one reptile products brand.

Focused on animal welfare and high quality. 100w Mercury Vapour D3 basking lamp. Heat, light, UVA and UVB in a small and easy to use lamp. E27 Screw Fit, Cannot be used with a stat.

Suitable for use inside wooden vivaria and over mesh tops.

It is suitable for many species including Bearded dragons, Chameleons, Skinks, Snakes, Tortoise and many more.

It is not suited to very small enclosures.

Combi lamps cannot be thermostatically controlled.

Approximate Dimensions (Product): 10.5 x 7.8 x 7.8cm

 

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Arcadia 160w Mercury vapour D3 basking lamp

This Arcadia D3 160w Basking Lamp provides the ideal heat, light, UVA and UVB for your Tortoise or reptile, in a small and easy to use lamp!

This is an E27 screw fit lamp.

Arcadia Lamps include the design, performance and quality that is needed to keep your vivarium lit and your reptile happy.
This Basking Lamp is suited to desert species and cannot be used with a thermostatic control.
Approximate Dimensions (Product): 14 x 14 x 20cm

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Habistat Coir Block

Habistat Coir Block Substrate is an ideal substrate for burrowing species like a Tortoise and other reptiles that live in a humid environment, due to the composition which allows for moisture to be retained well.

Because it is naturally produced from coconut husk it is 100% natural, organic and from sustainable resources. It is biodegradable, non toxic and non abrasive.

To hydrate the substrate brick simply place into a tray or bucket of water and leave for an hour or until it is fully expanded.

A block expands to around 8 litres.

 

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lump chalk

sourced direct from the quarry. 

Beneficial calcium source for tortoises, helps develop strong bone growth and keeps beak trim when gnawed.

Lump chalk should be accessible for your tortoise 24/7 in its table or outdoor enclosure. Provide bigger clumps for gnawing on, helps keep beak trim. Smash a piece with a hammer and scatter over substrate for tortoise to eat when foraging, you can also rub two pieces together to create a powder to dust over weeds.
Some prefer it weathered as table lamps will dry it out, leave in the water dish to soften it, ideal for smaller tortoises who otherwise struggle in a larger water dish.
Outdoor clumps will weather naturally throughout the seasons.

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Plastic Trays & Sources 

Here at the Downham garden centre we have a wide variety of plastic trays and sources which can be used for both garden and animal care purposes. The trays could be used as a base for a small Tortoise garden and the sources make a great feeding/drinking station for your Tortoise.

These trays are very durable and are weather resistant.

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Komodo Tortoise Leaf Mix (Nettle & Dandelion)

Komodo’s Tortoise Leaf Mix is a complementary food that combines Nettle and Dandelion leaves to help detoxify a tortoise and strengthen their digestive system. The Nettle within the mix is valued for its diuretic, purifying and detoxifying properties and can help prevent urine infections and improve the functioning of the pancreas, liver and stomach.The Nettle can also strengthen the immune system and increase blood oxygen levels.Dandelion helps to reduce the quantity of fluids in animals as well as lowering blood pressure and blood-sugar levels and due to being rich in magnesium, it is also helpful in treating urine infections and aids the functioning of the liver. Herbal treatment should not be used as an alternative to seeking professional veterinary advice.

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Komodo Leaf Mix (Nettle Leaf)

Komodo’s Nettle Leaf is a complementary food to aid in supporting and strengthening the digestive and immune systems of a reptile. Nettle is valued for its diuretic, purifying and detoxifying properties and can help prevent urine infections and improve the functioning of the pancreas, liver and stomach.  It can also strengthen the immune system and increase blood oxygen levels.

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Komodo Tortoise Fruit Mix (Dandelion Leaf, Aronia Berries, Redcurrants and Strawberries)

Komodo’s Tortoise Fruit Mix is ideal for providing additional vitamins and minerals as well aiding the digestive system by combining Dandelion Leaf, Aronia Berries, Redcurrants and Strawberries. Aronia Berries (also known as Chokeberries) have been added to the complementary food as a source of many vitamins, micronutrients, fibre and anthocyanins which help to neutralise the harmful action of free radicals in the body and to help regulate blood pressure. Strawberries have been included in the food as they are full of vitamin C and a range of B vitamins, as well as providing essential support to the digestive system helping to prevent constipation. Redcurrants have been used as they are a valuable and tasty snack which are rich in potassium. Herbal treatment should not be used as an alternative to seeking professional veterinary advice.

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Komodo Tortoise Flower Mix (marigold flowers, rose and sunflower petals)

Komodo’s Tortoise Flower Mix combines marigold flowers, rose and sunflower petals providing a fragrant, colourful addition to your tortoise’s diet as well as helping to strengthen their immune system. Marigold is included in the complementary food as it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that are commonly used for strengthening the immune system. Dried rose petals appear in the mix to provide a wealth of mineral elements and add a colourful and fragrant addition to your tortoises diet. Sunflower petals have also been added as they contain a number of vitamins that will help diversify a tortoises diet and are especially beneficial to the skin. Herbal treatment should not be used as an alternative to seeking professional veterinary advice.