Calcium is Important For Your Pet BirdKeith
Birds need calcium for a healthy body and life, here’s more information for you.
Cuttlebone (which comes from a type of squid – a cuttlefish) and mineral blocks provide a stable form of calcium, , for your pet birds. You can easily secure these to items to your cage bars for easy access for the bird. The soft side of the cuttlebone should be facing the bird, not the hard side, which they might not be able to scrape and peck through. These items also generally often contain trace minerals which are so important to a bird’s daily bodily functions:
Iron — for red blood cell formation and function, taking oxygen in the bloodstream and egg production.
Manganese — to properly metabolize fats and sugars and improve the chances of eggs hatching.
Potassium — maintains normal heart and muscle activity
Zinc — increases immune system generally
Copper — for good circulation and healing
Magnesium — activates enzymes
Phosphorus — for calcium metabolism
Sodium — for almost every bodily function
Even if your bird has access to a cuttlebone, it will still need to absorb the mineral from foods, such as leafy greens, because these natural sources are more readily digestible. Look after your feathered pets and the rewards will be superb. A healthy bird is a happy bird which then a happy you.