This powder contains Calcium and Phosphorous and is designed to be mixed in with soft food or mixed seed diets.
The balance of Calcium to Phosphorous in a proper Avian diet should be 2:1 and that balance is vital to ensure proper beak, nail, feather and skeletal formation.
Calcium, Phosphorous and Vitamin D3 all work together to make sure that your bird is healthy but they must be in the proper ratio for the bird species involved. If the ratio is out then they can each impact on the other to inhibit the body's ability to function.
Correct Calcium levels ensure optimal bone and egg shell formation, blood clotting, heart/muscle/nerve function and regulate some enzyme systems.
Correct Phosphorous levels ensure many body functions like fat and carbohydrate metabolism happen properly. Too much Phosphorous interferes with Calcium absorption.
Vitamin D3 (sunlight unfiltered by glass or a UV light source) regulates the absorption and excretion of both Calcium and Phosphorous.
This powder should help you get the right balance of two of the trio - the rest is up to sunlight!