>Most of the parakeets I
>have dealt with won't grind their beaks down on anything you give them, but
>after numerous checkups, nothing is wrong with the bird, and it is
>reccommended that the bird's beak is simply clipped.
Both of our budgies frequently use both a cuttlebone and a mineral block in
their cage. One of these birds was bought at a yard sale to rescue her from
an abusive situation - the evidence in her cage at the time was that she had
never been given either cuttlebone or mineral block before. Nevertheless,
she uses both regularly.
Obviously, I can't speak for all budgie owners everywhere - but that's what
the situation is in our house.
Jenny in NH
w/budgies Guy & Missy, and PF LB Pippin
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