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: Gravel, grit question!

01-07-2011, 09:54 PM
I have had this box of "budgie gravel" for a long while now. It says

Budgie Gravel with oyster shells and flaked this okay for budgies? It is very fine, sand like.

If its okay, how much should I provide and how often?


01-07-2011, 10:12 PM
I used to feed it to my budgies, but they were starting to eat it like candy, so I stopped. Not sure if this is the soluable or insoluable kind either. If you do feed it, use it in very small quantities.

01-07-2011, 10:24 PM
No it is not good for budgies... they cannot digest the sand particles and can become impacted.. I use pure oyster shell for a calcium supplement and it is 100% digestible.

01-07-2011, 10:25 PM
Is there any use for this stuff at all? Even non bird related things?

01-07-2011, 10:48 PM
Hmm ... sprinkle it on ice to create a non slip

01-08-2011, 08:53 AM
if its just oyster shell & charcoal it's okay to use, place some a treat cup :)

01-08-2011, 09:29 AM
I simply mix my crushed oyster shell with the seed and they take what they want out of it. Because it's soluble they get the calcium goodness out of it.

01-08-2011, 12:42 PM
It says gravel WITH oyster shell and charcoal flakes...that's why I'm confused..