Mine have not really eaten the oyster shells. I was hoping they would when I had three adults and 12 juveniles. I fed my females twice a day specially with some layer feed. You can also feed them calcium separately. I think it is calcium citrate, but I have not had to do that yet. You can also get them calcium gluconate to help with passing an egg if she gets egg bound.Tha
That does make alot of sense. I have just given her another warm bath. Yes she does jump when I touch it. I've put out oyster shell next to there food and I can tell they have been into it as its gone down lots and there was lots at the bottom of their water bowls. She is acting completly normal running around and pooing normal. Is eating it bad for them? Do they know they need to eat the shell? Maybe I'm just a stressed first time mama. Thankyou
I was very stressed when my female had soft eggs. I kept looking for her to go the bathroom because I was worried she would be egg bound. She didn't lay every day during those times.