Scarborough, Maine

400 Expedition Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074
Gateway Shoppes Plaza near Cabela's

 (207) 771-2473

Open Today Until 6:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Calcium for Nesting Birds

Being Seasonally Savvy: Give Nesting Birds a Hand

As we enter the beginning of nesting season, it is a great time to consider what we can do to help the birds.  We often think to provide birds with nest boxes, and perhaps even nesting materials, but what about providing for their nutritional needs during this important time?

Calcium is the most challenging mineral for birds because when they need it, they need large quantities and they need it right away. This need is most pronounced during nesting time, when calcium is required for egg laying as well as chick development. The amount of calcium a bird receives from their natural diet of seeds and insects is often inadequate, and they must seek calcium-rich foods as a supplement.

Ask us about the many bird foods we offer which include calcium to help your nesting birds!  Our calcium is from oyster grit or limestone dust – both are finely ground and easily consumed by small songbirds.

Be a seasonally savvy friend to your birds by providing them with the extra calcium they require during nesting season.