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Reptile calcium?

got a somewhat of an odd question, has anyone ever given reptile calcium to a bird? I know common sense says thats stupid, but I have a calcium supplement without D3 for the Leopard Geckos, and I have a female linnie that is looking like she might lay. Also I want to boost the chances of her passing the egg by herself (since I'm unsure of whether or not this is her first egg) so I want to supplement her. Leaf has never been big on the whole cuttlebone thing, but she does eat all the veggies I give her, and loves carrot. I was wondering if it would be safe to give them a little as a supplement right now. I'm monitoring her closely, and her bum is looking like the typical "egg bum" and she does not seem overly worried about it. I phoned my fiancee' and she's asleep on one of her toys with her head in her feathers fluffed up as she always is. She is eating and drinking like normal, but because one of my other females had trouble with her first egg, I am now a nervous parent.....I think I remember hearing from her last owner that she has had eggs before, but I cannot recall.

Does anyone know what else I should give her so I don't disturb her but at the same time give her the best chance of getting the eggs out by herself?



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I couldn't tell you as I have never tried nor asked anybody. We have calcium for both the birds and the reptiles but it is given in the drinking water for the birds. I give them this often though, before mating and such and throughout. I don't know if anything like that could work at the last minute? As long as she is pooping okay, eating, drinking etc. I can't imagine anything going wrong

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I also have never tried it so I am only speculating...but reptiles use many bird products - avipro, critical care, baytril etc so I don't see how it would hurt...it's only powdered calcium

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Yeah I got some human calcium carbonate, and shaved a tiny amount off a pill into their water. Everything looks so far so good! Dunno if shes been laying or not, hard to tell.



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