I've been looking at a lot of internet sites about my birdie's diet.
I didn't buy any bird sand because I thought seeds and veggies will be enough but every site, not forums, that are in Turkish (my mother tongue) says half seed/half sand but when we don't even have avian vets, how can I trust these articles?
I'm using Versele Laga seeds which I think it's the best I can find here, others are brands like Whiskas, cheap tasty but fatty. Mixing those with sand maybe makes sense because they're classic pet shop seeds, but mine is I think a better option considering they weren't even in the pet shop and I don't think she needs extra help for digestion because apparently it helps digestion. I still think bird sands sounds a bit dodgy though.
What do you guys think? Does any of you uses these bird sands?
Bird sand, or grit, as it is also called, is not good for budgies at all and should never be used. Budgies hull their seeds before eating them and therefore do not need extra help from the grit to break down their food. In fact, the grit wears away at the lining of their crop and can cause serious health issues over time.
Greetings and welcome aboard.you got some wonderful advice from our friends here.I agree with everyone here.i wish you and your budgie many happy years together.hope to see some photos soon,blessings always.
princess Gracie Barber welcomes you all and blessings
The breeder at the location I bought my new baby budgie told me "No sand/grit is needed for Budgies" It actually can do much more harm than good. I'm so glad you checked first. Good luck with your new Budgie.