On 2/28/05, Donna wrote:
> I have a quaker, and every now and then she produces eggs,
> because of my male lovebird, they are the best of pals,
> lol, and sometimes things go a little to far around mating
> season, and she produces eggs, Ofcourse i try everything to
> prevent this but they love eachother to death and i cant
> keep them seperated to long, they go nuts, they are not in
> the same cage naturally, but they hang out together all day
> with me and on their playgym. Now i know i have to keep her
> calcium supply high around these times, with High calcium
> veggies, and other supplements. But i was wondering about
> oyster shells, because they say not to give your birds grit
> and i was wondering if this was a similar effect as grit,
> the reason i would give her this is for the high calcium in
> it ofcourse, because sometimes she just dont wanna eat the
> veggies, and i get worried. So if you can tell me if this
> is safe and a good idea please let me know, and i will pick
> up a container, Thanks in advance!!
Oyster shells for hookbills is not your best choice, but they
certainly could have small amounts if they choose.
A better sorce would be cuttle bone or calcium in a liquid
form, added to their drinking water.
Another product, which could be sprinkled over their soft/wet
food, would be human-grade bone meal. It's a great source of