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Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« on: April 06, 2012, 07:18:43 AM »

I was just wondering if anyone puts Cuttlefish and salt blocks in their African Greys cages.ive got lovebirds and a Quaker parrot and they love both.
Not sure what to do about them regarding my African Grey?
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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 07:26:31 AM »

Thabo has had a cuttlefish before he loved it when it ran out went to buy another  but I bought a pre packed one from wilkinsons,I opened the packet and the smell was sooo bad, I tried him with it and he hated it, I'm sure it was the smell, the 1st one was one you buy by the weight so it wasn't in a packet it had no horrible odours got to get another like that :egg
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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 08:50:38 AM »

Eww I would imagine the fishy smell would've been kept enclosed in the plastic packaging from wilkos.ill buy her a loose one then lol
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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 08:51:59 AM »

All mine have the AZ blocks and you can buy them from the forum shop  :thumbsup:

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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 09:34:14 AM »

Salt blocks for birds are a definite no!!!  Salt is not good for birds at all.  Cuttlefish is ok for them to bite up but it's not necessary for Greys, it is more of a calcium supplement and they don't need that if they are on pellets.

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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 09:54:42 AM »

Oh I won't bother getting one then Thabo was on seed when he had his but its AZ all the way now thanks Pat for telling me  :clap:
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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 10:15:04 AM »

like pat said salt blocks no to salt blocks.

but cuttlefish is fine you can get it from pet shops or online your grey will most likely destroy it it does have calcium in it but not much really years ago people used it a lot thinking it was a good source of calcium mainly budgie and canary breeders but as times have moved on most people use diffrent sources for calcium now. 
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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 03:02:35 PM »

Arghh,very helpful answers.i won't bother with either then.ill save my money for something more worthwhile for her.
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Re: Cuttlefish and salt blocks?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 11:02:32 PM »

Arghh,very helpful answers.i won't bother with either then.ill save my money for something more worthwhile for her.
Thank you ;)

 :haha:  Thats a good idea, cos there will be PLENTY of things for you to buy  :haha:

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