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Clay-Cal Calcium Supplement for Birds 1.27lb (575g) Box
New Larger Size. The 8 oz size has been discontinued
New picture to come
 
Recommended Species:
All companion pet birds or breeding birds.
Passerines and Psittacines exposed household toxins.
Egg laying females benefit from the calcium in Clay-Cal.
 
ENSURES NORMAL DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF BONES
 
Clay-Cal offers companion bird’s the benefits of natural geophagy, in a ready available supplement, specifically milled to be suitable for companion birds.
 
Did you know that Clay-Cal Calcium Enriched Clay Supplement…
 
Clay-Cal is derived from Bentonite Clay Granules and Calcium mixed at a healthy ratio to simulate the clay cliffs of Manu in Peru.
 
Provides supplemental minerals that may be lacking in the routine diet
 
Has the capacity to adsorb toxic secondary compounds widely distributed in plant foods
 
Protects the gastrointestinal tract from chemical and biological irritation and thus helps to counter gastrointestinal disease
 
Elevates the pH factor in the digestive system to promote good health and resist disease.
 
Combines the detoxifying benefits of bentonite clay and charcoal with calcium. One of the primary benefits of bentonite clay,
specifically montmorillonite clay which has a superior ability to absorb toxins, is its effect on countering dietary toxins by binding toxic chemicals and bacteria.
 
Can act as an antacid protecting the gut lining from corrosion. This alone improves food intake as it protects the GI tract from chemical and biological irritation.
 
Is for companion birds who are regularly supplied with fresh tree branches for perching, chewing and shredding activities. While the wood source is perfectly safe, some of the tannins found in the wood bark can contain secondary compounds toxins.
 
Clay-Cal has the capacity to absorb these toxic compounds and impurities (pesticides, bacteria & fungus) found in wood, plant foods and from genetically modified ingredients, and other non-organics.
 
Is a healthier alternative to common gravel-grit.
 
Clay-Cal calcium enriched clay supplement
 
Clay-Cal is derived from Bentonite Clay Granules and Calcium mixed at a healthy ratio to simulate the clay cliffs of Manu in Peru.
Geophagia Explained
 
In the wild, some bird species, such as parrots, instinctively flock to rock outcrops, or clay licks, where they go to detoxify their digestive systems after consuming toxic food or to add missing nutrients to their diet. This process is called geophagia, which is the consumption of soil or clay for dietary benefit.
 
Avian experts have observed the geophagia activities of several species of wild parrots at clay licks all over the world, including the Manu Cliffs in Peru. Experts believe that consuming clay provides supplemental minerals such as calcium that may be lacking in natural diets as well as helps eliminate dietary toxins in digestive systems.
 
Parrots instinctively flock to clay licks.
This begs the question: do domestic birds need to detox like their wild counterparts do?You would think not. After all, responsible bird-keepers provide their pet birds with healthy food and a safe environment with no poisonous plants or toxic substances – an ideal setting that is very different from wild birds. But is this enough to protect companion birds against dietary toxins? The answer is no.
 
Daily Exposure to Household Toxins
Not everything we absorb and are exposed to is good for us. It’s the same with companion birds. No matter how well the vegetables fed to pet birds are cleaned, it’s not possible to remove all of the fungus and bacteria off of them. Should companion birds chew on wood toys, branches, or perches, they may pick up fungi, more bacteria, tannins in the wood, or a few other undesirables along the way. Clay-Cal has the ability to pass through the birds system, pick up and hold all of these impurities and safely carry it out in their waste. Clay-Cal will not undo a severe toxic exposure – but will help birds deal with the casual exposure that often goes undetected in everyday life. Clay-Cal is not grit and will not impact in the crop.
 
Do Companion Birds Need a “DETOX”?
Clay-Cal contains montmorillonite clay, a bentonite with superior cation properties. The clay in Clay-Cal can help as a digestive aid, neutralizing the pH, helping to bind toxins. Bentonite clay has extremely strong adsorptive and absorptive properties making it ideal for total body detoxification against toxins, bacteria and other impurities. Furthermore, as an alkalizing agent, its elevated pH level can play a critical role in the body’s ability to remain healthy and resist disease.
 
Clay-Cal is especially milled for parrot and passerine consumption and is combined with charcoal as calcium, a necessary mineral for companion birds.
 
Source of Calcium
 
Clay-Cal by Hari
 
Let’s not forget the calcium benefits as well. As seed diets are low in calcium, supplementing with calcium-enriched Clay-Cal helps with healthy bone development. Clay-Cal helps to ensure normal development and maintenance of bones, feathers, nervous system, muscle function, blood clotting and cardiac function.
 
You can help improve your Bird’s bone and feather development by providing him with essential calcium that may be lacking in his diet. Calcium helps build strong bones and feathers and may aid in the reduction of feather plucking. In breeding Birds, calcium plays an integral role in building strong egg shells and may help in reducing egg binding.
 
Symptoms of Calcium Deficiency:
Soft shelled or thin shelled eggs. Eggs with a chalky texture are also included
 
Egg binding. Bones fail to provide enough calcium for the egg. When the nerves and muscles run low on calcium they stop working properly
 
Poor nerve and muscle function. Your Bird can’t fly well, his wings droop and his legs are apart
 
Fear, biting, aggressive behavior to self-mutilation
 
Poor co-ordination, flying and perching. It is quite common for pet African Greys to fall off their perch in the middle of the night when they lose the ability to grip properly.
 
Often these Birds have trouble landing even in familiar surroundings. Extreme cases lead to fits that are often incorrectly diagnosed as epilepsy.
Parrots often make a clenched fist during these attacks. Finches and Canaries may end up on their backs and twirl. Budgies simply have difficulty getting themselves off the ground.
 
Lack of vitality
 
Note: Your Bird may be too lethargic to be able to exhibit some of these signs. If your Bird shows any signs of these symptoms we recommend you consult a qualified veterinarian.

Feeding Guide
 
As a daily supplement: mix or sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Clay-Cal onto your bird’s favorite greens, vegetables and/or fruits. Moist food helps ensure the absorption of the clay, which increases the likelihood that the supplement is consumed. Alternatively, you can sprinkle or mix up to 2 teaspoons with extruded pellets or seeds. You can also sprinkle a small quantity on the bottom of the cage. Replenish the supplement at least 3 times/week. Replace when soiled.
 
To provide a detoxifying regime: 21 day Clay Milk regime; With a wooden spoon, mix 1:20 ration of Clay-Cal and clean water in a glass or plastic container. Let mixture settle overnight. The “mud” will sink to the bottom and a “milky” liquid know as “clay milk” will fload to the top. The “clay milk” can be served to birds in a non-metal dish for detoxification therapy. Save the “mud”! Change water daily. Repeat for 21 days.
 
IMPORTANT: Clay-cal should not be given to birds on antibiotics as the detoxifying properties would void the benefits of the antibiotics.
 
Advance uses for Clay-Cal: Mud poultice for wounds; The”mud” can be applied to bird’s skin as a soothing and healing “bandage”. Especially beneficial to toes and wing injuries that are typically difficult to bandage. As the “mud” dries, toxins are drawn away from the wound and promotes faster healing. Bonus, if the bird picks at the drying clay – it’s okay too!
 
NOTE: Clay-Cal is not a substitute for seeking medical attention. Should your bird develop symptoms of illness, consult your Avian Veterinarian.
 
Ingredients
 
Bentonite (montmorillonite clay), calcium carbonate, charcoal.
 
Guaranteed Analysis
 
Calcium min7.5%
Calcium max8.0%
 
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Clay-Cal Calcium Supplement for Birds by Hagen Hari 1.27 lb (575g) Box


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