800 yr old entity after being called upon:
so, you're the one who- shit, how much blood is that? how deeply did you cut yourself?
uh... pretty deep, i guess? the book said summoning you would require.. a significant amount of blood.. so..
well, you could've gone a little smaller and shallower, couldn't you? and you were planning on, what, just.. bleeding freely during the entirety of our conversation? after slicing your hand open with a knife that's older than you are? how foolish can you be? christ. you need to clean and cover that. like, right now. here. let me see.
it's not THAT bad plus i disinfected the knife beforeha-
no. be quiet. we'll talk afterwards. or even.. while i'm helping you with your mess. but it needs to be taken care of, right now, and i truly don't feel like going to a hospital at this hour. they smell.. odd. uncomfortable places. anyway. c'mon. lead me to the antiseptics and bandages.
fine. i guess. Whatever
i can't believe this... i can't even enjoy the fruit you left for me yet because i have to take care of YOUR irresponsibility.. actually wait let me grab a grapefruit then we can go.. oh, wait, are those peaches? i haven't had one in DECADES.. the pits are so neat-looking, aren't they? i used to save them because they really are just so funny-
clears throat and holds up hand
ah. yes. right. i apologize. grabbing the fruit. coming. following.. you leading
@jaspurrlock this is for you and it really got so outa hand i don’t understand. (heh it rhymes) anyway you said you liked succulents so look succulents. Also depth perception is a bitch and im not sure if it comes across correctly but i cant fix it so idk. I haven’t made something this elaborate in a long time and it was really fun so thanks for inspiring this in a way. Im gonna scan it tomorrow it might look better? It looks darker then it actually is.
This is a little short notice, and unfortunately cutting it really close, but we haven't had contact from our promised actor in a while, and it’s three episode arc. If you fit the role, please send auditions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send any format, and give us a couple readings of these lines:
Michelle! Lucas! You two need to move this somewhere else before you take the entire town with you!
Alright, alright, stories of haunted ghost trains and so forth… Well, it sounds like one of you is already familiar with the old stories so I guess you don’t need the tour.
- (With Chagrin)Call it a bit of regretful nostalgia. Someone’s got to remember the awful end to that feud.
Please state your name, age, and whether you are local (in the Gainesville, FL area), or not. Thank you!
And those of you who do not fit the description, please boost this, as we’re in a bit of a bind.
It was all Adam’s fault, really. He’d seen the leaflet in the cafe and got it in his stupid head that it would be fun to go. Which is how Robert found himself covered in glitter and paint and carrying loads of free tat like he was at a children’s party. Only he wasn’t. He was at Hotten Pride. If Robert was being honest with himself, amongst all the cheap tacky stands and the… overdramatic nature of the whole event, he wasn’t having the worst time. He’d never be an eccentric character but he got it, the whole community thing. It felt nice to know that he was surrounded by people like him, people that understood him. He felt almost… proud to be who he was, in the way he only felt around Aaron, but it was even stronger than that. It was a “fuck you” to Jack, a symbol of everything his dad had hated. If he wasn’t already dead, he’d have dropped dead on the spot at the sight of Robert here, glitter in his hair and a bi flag painted on his cheek, holding his husband’s hand, matching rings sparkling in the golden sunlight. Said husband was frantically looking for Adam, who’d sent an SOS text minutes before, claiming to be being chatted up by a bunch of bearded guys and being asked to join their meet-ups. Robert highly doubted Adam was that desirable, but naturally, when Adam asks for help, Aaron comes running. He supposes it was probably for the best, Aaron was getting restless and Robert was getting horny- they would be certainly making use of all those free condoms from the stand they “accidentally” kept walking past- so it was likely time to be getting back. Robert was surprised Adam hadn’t been with the drag queens, he was that sort of… eccentric type who would end up being roped into their parade. On second thoughts, Robert HAD seen someone who looked awfully like Adam on one of the floats earlier… When they eventually managed to catch up with Adam, rather conveniently the bearded guys had disappeared “to get beers”. Robert couldn’t hide the smirk on catching Adam out in his lie. Adam could talk for hours, Robert had always known that, but he’d been having so much… he’d been so busy that he’d forgotten just how annoying it was. He was certain not even a fraction of the stories Adam was telling was true, not that he’d been overly listening. Aaron was enthralled, though, so Robert settled on staring at his husband’s animated face. He liked nothing more than seeing Aaron happy. Robert was so busy staring that he didn’t notice Adam sniggering at the flag painted on his face. He was brought back down to earth with a bump, remembering not everywhere was like pride, he would never be able to be himself without judgement. That being said, he expected better from Adam flipping Barton, given who his best friend was. Robert was all ready to lash out, when Aaron touched his arm and glared at Adam. God, Robert loved him. Quickly changing the subject, Adam asked what they’d been doing. Well, having decided to sod off 20 minutes after they arrived, he wouldn’t know. The cheek of him, dragging them along against their will and then abandoning them as soon as he’d got them there. He could hardly blame Adam, they’d been lost in their own world, as Aaron and Robert tended to do, but Robert wouldn’t be telling anyone he was feeling even slightly sympathetic towards Adam. Aaron muttered something about grabbing beers and heading down the pub, could hardly tell Adam that they’d found a corner of the green near the stage and made out all afternoon while live music had played behind them. Robert was certain they’d never live it down, and he wasn’t prepared to give Adam Barton any sort of leverage. Adam threw a look as though he knew Aaron was lying, but let it go. Robert was certain that was a story to be picked up at the scrapyard the next day. “Rob, eh, not quite out and proud yet then? Still, there’s always next year, mate!” Maybe that was true, maybe he wasn’t dancing on the tables or dressing up and taking part in parades, but he felt an acceptance he’d never felt before, so maybe Adam had the right idea after all. And if Robert had bought a pen with a bi flag on the end of it, and if he kept it inside his bedside drawer for when he wasn’t feeling so good about himself, well, then nobody had to know.
whoops it's ya boi minyardjostenrivalry again but I just thought about how odd andrew's signing would be given how expressionless he is? it'd probably be fine with neil, he's used to it given that they kinda learned together, but I feel like it could be an issue if he had to use asl with someone else (for some reason idk I haven't thought that far)
ay yo wassup! sorry this was so magnificiently late- exam season is here and I am dead inside. (I’m almost out for the year tho thank god) ((another post in what I guess I’m calling my asl!andreil headcanons))
ok but this though
andrew has like two facial expressions
and not everyone is fluent in the subtleties of andrew minyard like neil is
and in asl (or any signing) you kind of have to show emotion
it’s kind of a big thing
not like andrew cares
HOH recruit is learning just to take andrew literally most of the time
bc trying to read into andrew’s emotions is Impossible unless your initials are N.A.J
but imagine sports reporters having footage of neil and andrew signing on the court
they’re constantly trying to decipher what they’re saying
bc exy Drama™
so they get an asl interpreter on their post-game wrapup show
an interpreter who specializes in etertainment and sports i guess
and the interpreter does fairly well discussing what neil is saying
let’s be real neil can’t hide any emotion while playing exy
but then they get to andrew
“he’s signing about killing josten if he keeps playing risky…”
“I can’t tell if he’s serious. he might be sarcastic?”
“Shit I think neil josten might get murdered tonight”
“so right there he just signed ‘I hate you’
“I’m getting worried for Josten here. Are you sure those two are friends?”
I’m not sure if this would be during the minyard-josten rivalry or if the press knows they’re together
You know one of the things I really love about Smarty? It's that you can completely shut him down by talking to him about sex.
*calls Smarty while he's not streaming, but everyone else is*
Oh my <i>god</i>, Chilled
*answering the phone* Oh hey, I was just about to call you. I'm escaping work.
Oh, awesome, cool, I just had a quick question. Uh, we haven't started yet, we're just getting things together. This is more I guess for my own personal thing, so don't talk to the other guys about this, uh-
I can <i>not</i> hear you, hold on one sec
Ok, how was work bro?
He's gonna reveal a bunch of private details
You there though?
Yeah, what's up?
So, serious question, and I need to kinda know- after how many dates you have sex with a woman? Like, is it two? Three?
Like, I'm just- I'm in three years of dates, like, is it three dates? Did I get the numbers confused? How many-
Can I just ask you a question? Are you currently on the livestream?
NO! We haven't started yet- Aphex, being typical Aphex, didn't show up yet. I think we said 5pm-
Hold on, wait, what?
So, three dates? Alright, we'll talk about it more afterwards, get back safe buddy.
... I can tell you're on the livestream right now
I'm not livestreaming, cross my heart. I am not live streaming.
... I just checked <i>Twitter</i>?
... Well, maybe <i>they're</i> livestreaming. Smarty, I gotta go something's going on, there's a creeper in my house, bye Smarty-
One of my favorite dub fun facts is that Italy just changed the entire ending to Candy Candy just because they liked her other boyfriend, Terry, better.
Like the whole series Candy’s looking for this dude she met when she was a child at her orphanage - and at the end of show
(spoiler warning?) she finds him & they end up together.
But apparently, Terry was so popular with Italian viewers, they were like “Nah, that’s lame” and her & Terry just meet back up at some train station & all of the problems they had before just magically vanish I guess.
So I guess the moral of the story is, if you ever feel bad for changing canon in your fanfiction, just remember Italy, who bought the rights to a 115 episode show just to make their OTP canon.
I just finished listening to the "Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe" audiobook (it's read by Lin Manuel Miranda and it's amazing!). i had been meaning to read it for a really long time partly because you talked about it so much before. I just noticed that you haven't drawn any aridante fanart for a while and I just wondered why? Love your art by the way, you are amazing <3
thank you so much!!
and i guess that’s just because ari and dante haven’t been a lot on my mind lately. I still ADORE the book obviously but i’ve had other series in mind lately (voltron) and yeah it’s just a matter of what inspires you at the current moment
but don’t worry i’m sure the urge to draw ari and dante will resurface again one of these days lmao
Could you do the RFA (plus Saeran if your willing to) of an SO/MC with insomnia but like they stay up for days and sometimes just pass out from sleep deprivation instead of just staying up really late? I haven't seen anyone do it like that and that what I suffer with but sorry if it's uncomfortable or you won't write it I understand (ps sorry for the bad English it's not my first language)
uncomfortable there don’t worry ~
I went with hcs
again and I guess it’s kinda linked to the s/o with nightmares I wrote
before (Saeran’s got a bit angsty lol sorry, he’s easy to write angst
he’s had times
where he had to put all nighters until morning because of an essay to
write or a test to study for but it was occasional and he would
always get his sleep back the next day but his s/o’s situation is different and that would worry him; knowing it wasn’t occasional
but rather a common occurrence.
He’d do what he can
to get them to sleep at the same time as him (read : initiating cuddle
session) but he wouldn’t know what to do if they really didn’t want
to lie down and try to let sleep overcome them.
The first time they
pass out, he uses everything he knows from his classes – sure,
animals and humans aren’t the same but it’s better than not do
anything – but he would be so scared even though he was expecting
this to happen with the lack of sleep they were suffering from.
No way he’s letting
them go another day without sleeping again, he doesn’t ever want to
see them faint once more – he’ll guilt trip them into staying in
bed until they get at least an hour of sleep, if it’s what it takes.
insistent on getting his beauty sleep and would try to get his s/o to
sleep with him too but if they really couldn’t sleep, he’d always
ask if they want to ‘tire themselves out’ by partaking in some 'nightly
activities’ and he wouldn’t stop until they were too exhausted to
do anything – that or ask them if they want to exercise (the normal
type of exercise) together before bed.
When they faint for
the first time, it’s probably when he’s at work so when he comes home
to them lying unconscious on the floor, he’s terrified. He’ll try to
be calm but he would immediately call for an ambulance and would
constantly ask questions as to what happened and if they were
He asks the doctors
what they should do to get some sleep or get rid of their insomnia;
but from now, he asks they send him a text every one or two hours to
make sure they haven’t passed out – and exercise (the naughty or
the normal kind) is not an option before going to bed.
She knows what
it’s like but because of the amount of caffeine she always has in
her body + the years of resistance against sleep deprivation she’s endured
by working for Jumin, she hasn’t really experienced passing out from
lack of sleep, even though she’s been close to it more than once.
However, she’d be very concerned for her s/o, especially if the
reason they couldn’t sleep was because of insomnia and not because
they 'had to’ stay awake.
She would make them coffee but eventually, when it was
time to sleep, she wouldn’t accept their refusal to lie in bed and
try to sleep. She’d be very motherly and firm about it – she might
even lecture her s/o – because ’how can you even expect to sleep if
you don’t try to’.
When they faint,
mom-mode goes to extreme level and she will tie them to the bed (not
in a kinky way geez) until they finally get some sleep – she
immediately thinks of the worst situations and locations where they
could pass out and it scares her; in the middle of the road, in the
subway, in the shower, while cooking…
I mean, assuming he already made his s/o go see every single professionals there are before hand and it
didn’t work – which would be very upsetting to Jumin, he’d be
willing to bring them to the other side of the world if he heard of a
miraculous remedy to their problem – he wouldn’t let them get out of
the bed just because they couldn’t sleep – and he certainly won’t
allow them to not go to bed
= which would lead to a very long and
scientific explanation on the effects of not sleeping, the
consequences on their body, head and health, and all that. (so s/o
will probably just lie down in bed, at least to make him shut up)
Like Zen, he’s more
than willing to indulge in some intimate activities but he would also
suggest more relaxing stuff like drinking a glass of wine (if they
drank alcohol) or cuddling Elizabeth since her purring is a calming
sound to him.
When they faint for
the first time, he’s also probably not there – however,
the body guards at his penthouse check on them quite often and they
would have to take care of Jumin’s s/o. At his request, they would
bring them to the best hospital around while he left the meeting he
was in to see them. He’d pretend he’s alright but
it’s obvious that he’s very distraught and worried for them and their
health; he promises both himself and his s/o that he would do anything
to make sure this doesn’t happen again – and he always stays true
to his words.
He goes through
the same thing more or less everyday and he also does have a habit of
passing out from exhaustion but that doesn’t mean it’s okay for his
s/o to do the same. Which will lead to an agreement between him and
his s/o : 'I’ll try to sleep everyday if you do too’.
707 doesn’t care
about his own health but he will try to make an effort for his s/o’s
sake and that will end up in naps in the middle of the day; the both
of them on the couch, probably with him lying on top of them. He’d
actually fall asleep quickly so if his s/o doesn’t follow suit, he won’t realize it until he wakes up.
When they faint for
the first time, he’s in the same room when it happens and he sees
them fall through the reflection of his monitor. It takes less than 2
seconds for him to bolt out of his chair and rush to their side –
he has a more or less extensive knowledge about everything and that
include what to do when someone passes out. He’d take care of them
the best he can and wait by their side until they open their eyes;
he’d feel guilty that they never got any sleep and ended up in this
state ‘because of him’ but he’d use all the knowledge and resources he
has access to in order to help them.
brother, he’s used to it – if anything, he fears sleep a bit
because he feels vulnerable when he has his eyes closed + he doesn’t
have any control over what happens in his head when he sleeps and
judging from all the nightmares that leave him in tears, it’s no
wonder he tries to stay awake all the time. But still, he’s trying to
get a better, more normal life and his health is weak enough as it
is, he can’t afford to make it worse, not now that he has a s/o who
cares for him – so he’ll be there for them when they can’t sleep
and they’ll be there for him when a nightmare tears him away from his
The first time they
pass out, they’re probably together since he doesn’t like being alone
and while he’s next to them and able to catch them before they hit
the ground; he’s terrified at seeing his s/o, unconscious in his arms
– it reminds him of a recurrent nightmare he has except they are
usually covered in blood and no longer breathing. He’d have to take a
minute to calm down, clutching their body close to him to reassure
himself with the sound of their beating heart. Once he’s able to
think properly, he’d call an ambulance and keep a hand around their
wrist, making sure he can always feel their pulse. After that
episode, he asks for help to everyone – even his brother – and
won’t give up until they can finally fall asleep without insomnia
holding them back.
Why do you think people think Kaneki rejected Touka? I haven't been keeping up with the manga but I just read the chapter and to me it looked like he low keep excepted her feelings and just didn't flat out say "hey I like you too" because he wanted to wait for the war to be over before he and her became I guess what you would call "an item" Idk I really hope that they end up together and stay together because I am so done with all of my OTPs ending in heartbreak and tragedy
I think that the spoilers implied that he had rejected her, but the chapter and the translation implied the opposite. As far as I know, it’s common for Japanese people to confess indirectly rather than directly. From what I have gathered, is that they don’t say “I like you.” like we do. For me, Touka confessed indirectly by saying “Was I an idiot for being happy about it?” And Kaneki accepted her by not pushing her away and inviting her to come with him. It had romantic undertones, definitely. I guess people were expecting a kiss or an “I love you”, but it wouldn’t be realistic for the characters. I’m satisifed with what we’ve got, which is more than I expected. Kaneki didn’t deny that as Haise he had a crush on Touka, which to me were his old feelings resurfacing. His feelings were obvious in Tokyo Ghoul. Touka was always special to him, more than the rest. Now we have confirmation that he still feels something for her. It’s too soon for them to kiss or anything. They need to solve a lot of issues first. The upcoming fight with Mutsuki may strenghten their bond, though. I wouldn’t call them an “item” precisely, as in “officially dating”, but they have feelings for each other, and now they both know their feelings aren’t one-sided. That part will happen soon, probably.
Your Zodiac Sign: No Sugar Coating | TheZodiacCity
You're always on the hunt for some new thrill, most of the time to cover up the fact that you actually live a boring, unfulfilled life; you love being the over-protective one but don't really know your limits; you're fun to be around, I'll give you that but that's only if your constant need to nitpick at something doesn't get in the way
Oh Taurus, you have so much potential but that's usually sidetracked by your half-assed attempts at most things; you have a problem with every little freakin' thing that doesn't go your way (boo hoo); and you'd be a breeze to talk to if you didn't have constant diarrhea of the mouth (tell you my secrets? hell no)
Talking a lot isn't your problem, talking about 5 topics in 2 minutes is your problem...you lose people with your maze of discussions; most people like you, they do, but you can be so judgmental and very difficult to understand; and for goodness sake, please stop acting like you're so "unbothered" by every damn thing...you are human right?
We know you get sick of hearing how emotional you are...truth is, you hold your emotions down very well but when you want to become the poster child for "hissy fits", there's no stopping you; Cancer, can you hear me? Listen (or look rather), you don't have to know every muthaf*ckin' thing. I mean damn, you act like it's a sin to not INCLUDE you in something
You're a good person Leo, but you have a messed up attitude and it radiates to others more than you know. Between your weird facial expressions, dramatic-ness (I made that up) and your touchy moments, you're like a pile of stink garbage sometimes that no one wants to be around; your heart is big and people love you for that -- focus more on self-gratification though because you wear yourself out trying to be "Saint Leo who really doesn't want to do something but does it so you don't hear someone's mouth"
Virgo, you try to care but most of the time you're making it look good. Are you compassionate? Are you sensitive to the needs of others? Yes, but far and few between do moments happen where you're deeply affected by it; You're a smart one Virgo, serious brain power you have there -- if only you could turn down those annoying thoughts that drive you bat shit crazy on the inside
You're probably doing something for someone right this minutes. Are you? If not, it won't be long. There's nothing wrong with "looking out" for people but sh*t, who's looking out for you?; and speak up dammit, why focus so much of your lovely energy on keeping things bottled up? Oh I see, you don't want to be disliked...well guess what, somebody out there hates your guts (just being honest) so you obviously can't please everybody
My dear Scorpio, you're a lot my friend. A whole lot to deal with -- and that's why many people back away. Don't tell me you haven't noticed; If you had a penny for all those crazy thoughts that run through your head, you'd definitely be able to pay someone's rent, at the least; You're another one with a good heart though, can't deny that but you need to work on being more of the genuine person you expect everyone else to be
I like you Sagittarius, you're fun, you're bold, you're adventuruous but you can be such a big pain in the ass. You have such an irrational way of thinking. You expect everybody to be on your team and if they're not, c'est la vie. Why can't someone disagree with you? Are you the almighty, righteous one? I think not.
Having you around is some people's dream and some people's nightmare. I think it's safe to say you have an equal number of close friends and enemies. Well not enemies per se, but definitely people who can't stand your guts. You have a spunk about you but you can be extremely self-absorbed and even more demanding. You slobber on your pillow, just like the rest of us. Get a grip.
There's a lot I could say about you Aquarius, but I'll make this short and sweet. Focus more on relating to people and less on being so wrapped up in yourself. Are you a nice person, yes. But those who know you or are around you enough see the vindictive person you can be; if someone even looks at you funny, you're ready to write them off. You can't systematically cut ties with everyone and then wonder why you're a lonesome dud, I mean dove.
You have a lot to say about other people, man oh man. What this person should be doing, what that person should stop doing but what about you? You're 85% of the time a walking contradiction; and stop feeling like everyone should do what you think in your mind they should do, last time I checked nobody was able to think for you. If you have certain expectations, that's on you. But if you don't SAY what you feel, who can you really be mad at?
So I'm guessing it's a necessary thing to use like calcium? I feel bad cause I didn't know and they haven't been taking it (and mine are also adopted and I don't think the previous owners had it either). I'll start it ASAP but do you think they'll be alright?
Yes. Calcium is absolutely vital and
you should start supplementing with calcium/calcium+D3 ASAP. I can’t
say if your reptile will be ok or not; I’m not a vet and, even if I
was, I’d need to personally examine the animal before making any
diagnosis. A vet visit is your best bet, so you can know the
severity of your pet’s metabolic bone disease and the proper steps in
Thanks for sending this in; this is
actually a topic I feel we don’t talk about in enough detail. People
quote “you need twice as much calcium as phosphorus!” without
understanding what this actually entails and WHY it’s important.
[edit so i can’t do cuts in ask, woops, but anyway beyond here we GET INTO A SCIENCE)
Relationship to Phosphorus aka “Why
are we talking about a non-calcium thing when we’re trying to talk
Ok, so the first step to understanding
the importance of calcium is to talk about bones. First step in THAT
is to stop thinking about bones as fixed. They’re not an unchanging
system; they’re constantly in flux, always either releasing or
absorbing calcium as necessary, normally in relation to how much
calcium is in the serum around bones. When there’s not enough
calcium in the serum, bone releases some. When there’s a lot of
calcium just floating around, bones are able to use it.
Bones themselves are made of calcium
phosphate. In order to form calcium phosphate, a phosphorus molecule
needs to attach itself to one calcium molecule. Thus bone is born!
But wait. We need calcium for ALL KINDS OF STUFF in the body! It’s
used to moderate the heart rate, the nervous system, the absorption
of OTHER minerals… so the bones start worrying and will RELEASE
calcium from themselves, which eventually makes them all spongy and
fragile. This eventually leads to a form of MBD (metabolic bone
disease). Yes, there are different types of MBD (more on that in a
bit). This particular one is called Osteomalacia
and is the most common in reptiles.
I’d like to make it clear that
phosphorus is not bad; we shouldn’t try to eliminate that from a
reptile’s diet, since it plays important parts in almost all of a
body’s processes. The best thing we can do is make sure a reptile has
plenty of calcium to spare.
With this in mind, the best ratio of
calcium to phosphorus is 2:1. We need twice as much calcium as
phosphorus in our reptiles’ diets (with the notable exception of
snakes; their meals are naturally very high in calcium, so they don’t
need help. Go, snakes!).
How do reptiles in the wild handle
In many different ways! Non-basking
reptiles handle it by consuming a wide variety of prey, including
many that are high in calcium. We’re talking 40 or more species PER
DAY. We simply can’t match that in captivity. Vegetarian or
omnivorous species consume many different plants.
Basking—-and non-basking, to an
extent—-deal with this by sitting around in the sun and absorbing
UVB rays, which helps metabolize vitamin-D3.
D3, D2, all sorts of D’s just flying
around! Vitamin-D3 is more properly known as cholecalciferol.
It’s bound within serum protein and transported to the liver, where
it’s metabolized into another form (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol),
which is actually usable by the reptile. Reptiles who have access to
UVB can make their own vitamin-D3, which has been superior to calcium
D-3 that’s included within a diet (Bernard, et al). Now that the
reptile has a nice dose of vitamin-D3, it can use calcium more
effectively. Basically, it helps make calcium more usable.
the best thing is natural sunlight. So far, we haven’t created a
perfect UVB bulb. This is actually why I suggest that animals who
require a lot of UVB (tortoises come to my mind first because of
their unique needs; they can’t absorb UVB through their shells and
are prone to being burnt by bulbs that are placed too close to them)
are kept in outdoor pens at least partially.
since a lot of reptiles aren’t appropriate for outdoor pens, it’s up
to the owner to research their needs. A diurnal reptile who lives in
the desert is best kept with 10-12% UVB, while a reptile who’s
nocturnal or lives in a thick jungle environment does better with
may not be appropriate for all reptiles. Albino geckos, for example,
may suffer eye damage. Use your knowledge.
a particular rumor going around that vitamin-D3 is ‘easily
overdosed’. I have yet to see a single substantiated case of
vitamin-D3 overdose. While it’s theoretically possible, it’s highly
unlikely. I personally have seen way more MBD cases than even
POSSIBLE vitamin-D3 overdoses.
so how much calcium, calcium-D3, and multivitamins do I use?
strongly depends on your reptile! Baby and juvenile reptiles require
calcium with every meal, multivitamins once a week, and D3 at LEAST
every other meal. I usually give my adults calcium every other meal,
multi once a week, and D3 once a week (depending on species and UVB
what about those OTHER MBDs you mentioned?
only going to touch on these because most aren’t commonly seen in
– if you’ve lived through the 90’s, you probably remember those Got
Milk commercials where they claimed milk would prevent this. This…
isn’t entirely true since true osteoporosis isn’t caused by a calcium
deficiency, exactly; it’s caused by a protein deficiency and can be
more accurately attributed to lack of movement. Reptiles who are
kept in extremely confining shelters are prone to this.
is a risk of those ‘minimum-space’ racks. You can prevent this by
providing plenty of space for reptiles to roam and lots of things for
it to interact with (climbing branches, digging places, swimming
areas for appropriate species, etc).
starts when the calcium levels in the serum are too low. The thyroid
is stimulated to produce parathyroid hormone (PTH). This in turn
causes the bones to release calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin-D3.
Calcium becomes more easily absorbed in the gut. Once again, bones
are robbed of calcium and there’s simply not enough calcium to
of these conditions are entirely preventable simply by providing the
right sort of diet and UVB exposure.
I think my reptile has MBD. What do I do?
to a vet. As I said before, I’m not a vet. I can’t diagnose or
treat your pet. If caught early, MBD IS treatable. Some bone damage
may even be reversible. It’s treated by calcium in various forms
(some forms are more easily usable than others), injections, and UVB
exposure. It’s a plan you’re best off discussing with your vet.
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