Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Low Blood Calcium Levels in Birds

Treatment

 

Once acute hypocalcemia is diagnosed, your veterinarian will prescribe calcium supplements to include in the bird’s diet.

 

Keeping the bird in the sunlight for a few hours, every day, will also help reduce acute hypocalcemia. This can be done by using an ultraviolet (UV) light bulb or tubes to illuminate the area around your bird’s cage.

 

Prevention

 

Supplement your bird's diet with appropriate amounts of calcium, vitamin D3 and phosphorus to prevent acute hypocalcemia. The condition can also be circumvented by exposing your bird to sufficient sunlight or ultraviolet light.

Comments  0

Leave Comment

Does your pet have an identification tag or microchip?

  • Lifetime Credits:
  • Today's Credits:
Hurry Before All Seats are Taken!
Enroll
Be an A++ Pet Parent! Take fun & free courses to earn badges & certifications. Choose a course»
Around the Web

MORE FROM PETMD.COM