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Mike Knight has reported that we have helped his Blue Headed Macaw project with our Calcivet ON FOOD Powder.
Mike found that egg binding was a problem with this species and blood tests on these egg bound birds at the Great Western Referral Practice in Swindon found very low levels of calcium. Mike had not had any other problems of egg binding in any of the other species which he breeds.
It was clear that this species needs a higher level of calcium however having tried various calcium supplements with some success Mike started using Calcivet ON FOOD Powder as they have to eat it. Since then egg binding has not been a problem and breeding results have increased.
Mike reports that other breeders in mainland Europe were also having the same problems sadly with the loss of some females. Now that the problem has been identified it is hoped that this species will have a secure future in aviculture.