On 2/28/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 2/28/05, Kitty.J wrote:
>> i didn't know it was not good or i would not feed it to my
>> budgies, what about crushed egg shells in eggs, my birds love
>> that!!! Oh foowie, Well sorry i was mis-lead.
> I wouldn't say you were mis-lead. Any of the grits, oyster
> shells, etc. are just a bit harder for the hookbills to digest,
> whereas with the finches and canaries, they swollow thier seeds
> whole and rely on grit to break them up in the gizzard.
> Crushed egg shells are fine as they tend to break down much
> easier than grit or oyster shells.
> Michael L
Just wanted to add, since you will find those that will tell you
NEVER feed shell or grit, that I do give all my hookbills some
coarse mineral grit/oyster shell blend. In moderation, it poses no
long term harm.