Calcibird supplement…

Calcibird supplement is a liquid supplement containing

All 3 vitamins and minerals, aid the growth of feathers and is used by breeders and parrot owners alike. If you have a plucked bird and are waiting for regrowth — you may want to try this supplement. I certainly am trying it with one of my birds, and waiting eagerly to see the results. remember it generally takes 4 months for regrowth of new feathers.Lets see what these 3 components are all about.

Calcium is important, it helps develop good bones and muscles. it coagulates blood,and helps nerve transmission. it is good if your bird is laying eggs too. Calcium and Magnesium together keep the heart  contracting strongly.

Calcium is found in dark green leafy vegetables { there are my spinach leaves, parrot people } broccoli,peas, cuttlebone, yogurt, and cheese, turnip greens, kale, and almonds.

Vitamin D3…
Birds need D3 so that the calcium in their bodies is properly absorbed. If there is not enough D3 in the birds system it will suffer slow growth of feathers and have poor feather condition. It will suffer lethargy, leg weakness, tremors and paralysis.
D3 is found in milk, egg yolk, beef liver, cheese and cod liver oil.

Magnesium helps in muscle contraction and relaxation, it helps in nerve transmission.
Watch for poor growth, lethargy,  convulsions and sometimes even death.
Magnesium can be found in nuts, bananas, peanut butter, dark green leafy vegetables { there is my spinach leaf again } chickpeas, figs, and bread.

This supplement is given in very low doses, to birds 3 times a week. It is quite an expensive supplement but I think it is worth the money!
It is available at an outlet in Harare but may be needed to be ordered in for you.I am really looking forward to the difference in my birds feathers. I hope I dont have to wait 4 months.

Now you know why at the home of the happy parrot we have peanut butter toast in the morning, a spinach leaf at 5 o clock, and specially cooked weekend lunch of an egg, pea, rice, and spagetti mix. The birds love it. In their vegetable cocktail I put cheese,and nuts along with the veg.I offer all the boarders yogurt but sadly a few just dont like it!

I hope that you have found this interesting, until next time……. keep your feathered friend healthy!!

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