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I need to get 4 more mineral blocks, but the thing is that I already have one huge one. I wanted cut off some of the big one and make it into 5 small ones instead (since my birds don't need such a big one. I don't know why I bought one that big in the first place). I want to do that but I don't even know if it is possible to melt a mineral block and have it harden again.
Does anyone know if that works?

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No, a mineral block will not melt. How many birds do you have? If you have multiple birds housed together it is fine for them to share the large block, if you have separate cages then I would just buy a smaller one for each cage.
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I have multiple cages, that's why I need multiple blocks.

I saw somewhere a recipe for mineral blocks for people who have large aviaries and want a cheaper alternative, and it said to melt the stuff together. So that's why I was assuming it might be able to be melted.

So for SURE it can't be melted?

If not I guess I'll just have to order more or figure out how to cut it into smaller pieces and secure it to the cage somehow. I don't know how to do that safely though.
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No, it's made of calcium carbonate and other minerals, whose actual melting point is way above what you can get in a house or even some laboratories. It for sure won't melt

If you cut it with a (clean!!!) saw and then drill holes, and attach with cable ties, that should work. That's what I do with my cuttlebones. You have to be kind of careful because it's so brittle but if the block is big enough it should work.
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Ah okay, thanks for explaining.

I think I'll just have to buy some more blocks then lol
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I'd recommend getting the manu clay roses as mineral for your budgies' cages.



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