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Old 07-29-2015, 01:44 PM
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Re: First Cockatiel!

If you can get em to eat sweet potato its really high in vitamin A.. a birdy neccesity. Also they need D3... In the wild they get D3 naturally from the sun similar to humans..except its converted on their feathers and they injest it when they preen. Doesnt hurt to get some D3 vitamins ( i use the gel caps) and pop some drops on their food once a week.. Without d3 their lil bodies cant convert calcium to bone/beak/feathers and D3 shortage can be a major cause of health issues with a captive bird thats not getting exposure to sunlight (UV). Ive had several cockatiels myself..and the females always seem to go in to egg laying sprees..so keep plenty of calcium handy. Thin eggs can cause them to get egg bound...and you dont want an egg bound bird..
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:10 PM
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Re: First Cockatiel!

OK, thanks!
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:59 AM
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congrats on your new baby
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:29 PM
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Thanks, Rowdy
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