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my pigeon laid a thin shelled egg wednesday night. has not been able to walk properly. gave her calcium suppliment. but she still remains the same..i could not feel any egg near the vent. i spoke to my vet about giving a calcium injection but he says its risky. he says he can give multivitamin inj. can someone help regarding this.
 

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yes the supliment im giving has d3 . calcium-100mg phosphorus-50mg magnesium-5mg vit d3- 50 iu. is tht ok. is it ok to massage her legs.
Is it liquid, powder, tablet, human grade and how much are you giving her and when?


She may not be absorbing it or she may need a more easily absorbable kind. She should also be getting some B complex.
 

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If you are just adding it to the drinking water then she may not be getting enough. You can buy calcium tablets for people with D3 in them and break up to the correct dosage and feed it to her individually.

250mg and vitamin D = 125 IU.
Break them into 1/4 pills and give 1/4 in the morning and evening for 2 days and 1/4 a day for 3 days after.
 

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If you are just adding it to the drinking water then she may not be getting enough. You can buy calcium tablets for people with D3 in them and break up to the correct dosage and feed it to her individually.

250mg and vitamin D = 125 IU.
Break them into 1/4 pills and give 1/4 in the morning and evening for 2 days and 1/4 a day for 3 days after.
the composition i mentioned, im giving 0.5 ml 2 times a day by syringe. is that enough or should i increase.
which kind of calciium tablets of humans can i give her. composition should have which type of calcium?
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That should be okay twice a day. I wouldn't increase it.
In the human tablets it would have oyster shell calcium.
 

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thanks.. she improved. i gave her a homepatthy calcium tablet too n cuprum metallicum 30c. And applied rhus tox on her legs & gave heat compress to the legs. there was immediate improvement that day. so dont know which worked.
the supliment im giving is for animal use ie dogs n cats.
btw for future refrence the amount & composition u have mentioned.(calcium=250mg and vitamin D = 125 IU) is the the composition of the human tablet of what it should be. any one has an idea if the human one can be given to cockatiels also if yes 1/16th of a tab is fine?
 

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Glad she is doing better. She should receive extra calcium and D3 or she may have the problem again. They do sell calcium supplements to be given once or twice a week. Don't over do it though, as that can cause harm too.

As far as cockatiels, that amount may be okay, but don't really know about their needs. You should google them and their needs and learn more of what they need on a daily/weekly basis.
 

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CalciBoost (Calcivet) works well for me, but there are different ones. Just look for something in the pigeon supply places that have the vitamin D3 in them.
 
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