Our new little budgies have not ventured enough to try their grit box yet. They have enjoyed MUCH food and hanging millet, as well as their water in bottle and water box forms, but they don't seem to have tried their grit.
We were wondering if mixing the grit with their food supply might be the best way of ensuring they get this essential ingredient into their little crops.
Would love to hear what everyone thinks
Erin & Matthew
Mama & Papa to
Rainbow Delight and Florence Peepo
They can get the essential minerals and calcium from a mineral block, cuttlefish bone or calcium block. And they will use these items only when their bodies demand it.
This section of the forums has all the detailed info and tips on how to get your budgies on a healthy, varied and balanced diet. Be sure to read the vital info on the Stickies here at the Diet and Nutrition section.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Hi Erin and Matthew, please remove the grit from your budgies cage. It can actually cause them severe health problems. Budgies do not have the same digestive tract as chickens and such. They do not need grit to break down food.