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Old 04-26-2014, 02:51 PM
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GCC won't take calcium

I offered my new green cheek, who is female, a few different sources of calicum and she won't eat any of them. I tried cuttlebone, calcium powder on fruit, and egg shells and she ignores all of them. She also will not eat any vegetasbles so I can't rely on them for calcium. I know she is young but I feel she needs to establish a calcium source so she is used to it when she needs it. Any advice?
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:20 PM
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Re: GCC won't take calcium

Usually they will eat veggies off your plate if they see you eating it first. Also, try offering scrambled eggs with the egg shells mixed in.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:50 PM
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Re: GCC won't take calcium

Keep trying her on a healthy diet! Be creative, too!


I would say not to worry about it right now as long as she's healthy, and just keep trying to get her to try new foods!
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Re: GCC won't take calcium

Phoe, my crimson bellied conure, completely ignored his cuttle bone for at least a month after we got him, but once he decided to try it he loves it
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