Posted by Shawna on 5/18/2018 to Health
Vitamin D3 is one of those things you will hear me harp about a lot. That's because Vitamin D3 is one of the most essential nutrients that our birds need, and in our homes, it is often hard to get. Along with Vitamin A and Calcium, it is one of the most reported deficiencies in captive parrots. It is a crucial component in the calcium-phosphorus-Vitamin D triangle. A problem, whether too much or too little, of any of these, can cause issues with the other two. Not only does it help with calcium metabolism, it is also important to cellular function, bone mineralization, and helps regulate other body functions.
Let's go over some of the popular methods of providing this important nutrient and their drawbacks.