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Re: Do Sun Conures use Gravel as a Digestive Aide? - THANKS

Posted by Miss Science on 10/25/09
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    On 10/25/09, Greylady wrote:
    > On 10/24/09, Pete wrote:
    >> Thanks for your advice all three responses agreed with a
    >> Breeder who I had contacted. Conures are sometimes referred
    >> to as members of the Parakeet family, so I thought maybe they
    >> needed gravel, but the answer was NO. I will keep some of the
    >> Oyster Shell stuff on the side for when Fifi gets Millett and
    >> put up a Cuttle Bone and/or Mineral Block. THANKS AGAIN
    >
    > Little add on since you mentioned Parakeets. They also should
    > not have gravel or grit. They are hookbills, just like Conures
    > and all the others who shell their seeds first. Just thought
    > I'd throw that in in case you ever add a Parakeet or Budgie to
    > your flock. GL


    Do you think that birds who live in the wild know not to eat any
    stones, sand or small gravel? I wonder if they read the rules?