Thank you, but I was asking as a general consensus about
giving calcium particularly to breeders/females etc. Not just
greys or any other specific bird. I know there is breeders who
give calcium as a regime and was asking on that level.
On 8/13/09, GreyLady wrote:
> On 8/13/09, Barb wrote:
>> Any suggestions on how much calcium to use on either a
>> daily basis or weekly basis. Thanks in advanced. Barb
> It might depend in part on what kind of bird. I know it can
> be tricky with Greys for instance, hoping to keep the
> between enough but not too much. Of course discuss it with
> your vet but I'd suggest not trying to use any kind of
> additive to either food or water. Just make sure you offer
> enough variety of foods that are high in calcium, including
> cuttle bone if you have a bird that will use one. They know
> what they need and if you are making the right foods
> available, they usually regulate themselves pretty well. If
> you are concerned, your vet can do a blood test to determine
> how your bird stands as to needing more or less. Also don't
> offer spinach as one of the leafy greens. It contains
> oxylates that can interfere with calcium absorption.
> D from natural sun or a proper full spectrum light is also
> crucial to good calcium use.