Our expert says:
Generally we don't recommend any specific vitamin supplementation, as snakes can get very ill from oversupplementation of certain vitamins, such as vitamin A and D. If you are feeding good quality whole vertebrate prey (not pinkies) that are fed a decent diet (Epol mouse and rat pellets, not sunflower seeds) the snakes should not need any further supplementation. Do not starve the prey before feeding, as the gut content supplies a whole variety of nutrients. Prey that have been frozen also may become deficient in certain vitamins - we recommend freshly killed prey. If wanted vitamin C (1/4 tablet) can be given to the snake - this will do no harm and may boost the immune system, depending on whom you talk to.
Dr Willemien van Wyk
Bird and exotic animal veterinarian
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