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Nekton and hatchlings

Postby Mosedale » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:06 pm

Hi all. Is there anybody who knows about the Nekton MSA supplement. I have thought about changing from Nutrobal as I have heard it's more palatable. I can't seem to find out if the product is suitable for hatchlings with their extra needs. Thank you.
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Re: Nekton and hatchlings

Postby Sandy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:22 pm

Mosedale wrote:Hi all. Is there anybody who knows about the Nekton MSA supplement. I have thought about changing from Nutrobal as I have heard it's more palatable. I can't seem to find out if the product is suitable for hatchlings with their extra needs. Thank you.


Its a great product for tortoises:0)
Hatchlings needs are no different to adults, they just need more watching:0)
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Re: Nekton and hatchlings

Postby Tortoise Trust » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:25 am

My issue with Nekton is the inclusion of amino acids.....

I would stick with Nutrobal.
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Re: Nekton and hatchlings

Postby Mosedale » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:41 pm

Tortoise Trust wrote:My issue with Nekton is the inclusion of amino acids.....

I would stick with Nutrobal.


Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me why Amino acids are harmful, I don't know about these things. Will be sticking to Nutrobal but was curious.
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Re: Nekton and hatchlings

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:14 am

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

First problem: we do not know the 'ideal' requirements when delivered in raw form. There is zero data on this, so you giving them something that can produce entirely unpredictable results.

Second problem: they do not need such supplements. These animals are 'designed' to function on an extremely high fibre, low protein diet. By 'injecting' raw amino acids in a readily absorbed form into the digestive tract you are bypassing and short-circuiting this natural process.

See:

http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/dietaryfibre.html
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