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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 09:15 PM Thread Starter

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Calcium/vit D3 suppliment.

My young tiel is about 1 1/2 years old... she has started laying infertile eggs. She gets a well rounded diet of cooked foods, seeds and pellets. I was looking for a calcium vit D3 to give her a little while she is laying to help prevent egg binding, low calcium problems. I cannot find a avian calcium/D3 supplement in my local petstore, however they do have a reptile calcium/D3 powder there... it is this product... .. here are the specs...
Calcium Carbonate, Oyster Shell Flour, Dextrose, Vitamin D3 Supplement
Guaranteed Analysis:
Moisture (max) 12.0%
Calcium (min) 35.0%
Calcium (max) 37.0%
Vitamin D3 14,740 IU/lb
can this be substituted and if so at what dosage?
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I have absolutely no idea, but personally I wouldn't use it simply because you shouldn't use reptile lamps for birds I did look it up for you, however, and I still couldn't find a straight answer anywhere. I myself use avian specific for my birds and reptile specific for my reptiles, just because it's easier than worrying!

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I agree with Daisy. Usually, things made for reptiles don't work out for birds. I have mineral blocks and/or cuttlebone all year round and give them bird vitamins that have vit D3 once a week but, when I have a laying hen, I give her a dosage of Calciboost after every egg.
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Can you order it online? I have the one avitech, it is great and not expensive.

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