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Re: Grit

Posted by Robin P. on 8/01/05
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    On 8/01/05, Steve wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Does a parrot need grit like a budgie does? If so how do
    > you get them to take it? Silly Question I know but my new
    > bird is having major sulks with me right now, he was
    > weaned by his parents in an outside aviary and now he has
    > come to me and I am in the process of changing his diet to
    > something more healthy and the little cage he arrived in
    > has been changed to an enourmous one; so I am having to
    > take things very slow with him. Any help would be
    > appreciated.
    > Thanks Steve

    Actually no hookbill bird,be it budgie tiel or Amazon needs
    grit.They used to believe that,because of having found birds
    in the wild with gravel and rocks in their digestive
    systems.They used to believe that grit was used to grind up
    the food,which is not the case.What actually happens if you
    feed a hookbill grit,it can cause terrible blockages in their
    digestive system,crop,stomach,etc.
    This is kind of a scary article,but a good one about many
    household birdie dangers-

    Bird Health Alerts

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  • Grit, 8/01/05, by Steve.
  • Re: Grit, 8/01/05, by Michael L.
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