Ground-up eggshells instead of calcium supplements?

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Ground-up eggshells instead of calcium supplements?

Postby Zavi » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:13 pm

Hi! I went to the vet yesterday and he suggested giving my beardies ground-up eggshells instead of the usual calcium dust.
Is that safe? Is it a good source of calcium for them?
I just want to make sure before I do anything because I've seen a lot of conflicting information on this.
Thanks!
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Re: Ground-up eggshells instead of calcium supplements?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:11 pm

I have not heard of this but AHBD or Tracie or one of the other more experienced BD owners can answer
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Re: Ground-up eggshells instead of calcium supplements?

Postby Cazz » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:20 pm

The information I've found on this is that egg shells contain bacteria and need to be boiled first in order to kill bacteria or you risk making your beardie sick. You can pulverize after boiling but I wonder why we shells were recommended instead of commercially produced calcium supplements?
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Re: Ground-up eggshells instead of calcium supplements?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:26 pm

Good question - I recommend you find a new vet
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