Calcium-rich bird foods built by science
Tuesday, 18th March 2014
If there is insufficient calcium in the diet, deficiencies in skeletal development, egg production and other important bodily functions can result. In contrast, a bird diet that is adequate in calcium is likely to lead to better skeletal development; larger broods; higher fledgling success; eggs with correct shell thickness and less likely to break; optimal body condition in adult birds.
Calcium also helps provide roughage in the diet and its presence in food may play a part in "environmental enrichment".
Haith's bird diets rich in calcium are: CalciSeed, CalciSoft, Prosecto Insectivorous.
Why birds need calcium:
- Better skeletal development
- Larger broods
- Higher fledgling success
- Eggs with correct shell thickness and less likely to break
- Optimal body condition in adults
- Calcium also helps provide roughage
Below: Radiograph showing the healing of a fractured bone of the wing of a bird. This would be impossible without adequate dietary calcium.
Radiography and copyright by Professor John E Cooper.
Written by Haith's