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.