Parrots and grit

Should I give my parrot grit

I’ll reveal to you exactly what I’ve learnt from my personal experience and my research on this subject.There’s lots written about whether parrots require grit or otherwise. I’ve read opinions some say it ought to be provided plus I have read that it’s harmful. Parrots, unlike softbills which can include canaries and finches, take off the husk from their seeds and consume only the nutritious kernel inside.

I’ve never seen the large or medium parrot eat grit. Within the wild, no scientists have seen large parrots eating sand or small gravel. Large parrots and small ones have most certainly been seen, in captivity at my residence eating mineral blocks but not grit.I’ve never witnessed a large or medium parrot eating grit. A few small parrots do eat grit occasionally. Others tend to ignore it. Therefore, it seems like it isn’t an essential for survival, but a few small birds like budgies do consume small quantities of grit.

As there is no proven requirement for grit within the parrot’s diet, the choice . In the event you have a small parrot say for example a cockatiel or budgie and they do eat grit, there isn’t any reason to not give them the ability to access grit. However, unlike some sources state, grit is not needed for small parrots to process food.

I do provide mineral blocks for them I make them my self they consist of a little iodin,cuttlefish,carbon,and ground up shell fish shell and vitamin all held together with casting plaster they all have access to grain and vegetables and fruit every day. I do have King quail in with the parrots they eat some small grit,quails are soft bills they dont take the husk of their grain so they do need some grit , they are their to keep small vermin such as beetles and fly in check they eat them.

So, if by chance your bird likes to play in grit and eats a small amount, there isn’t any really need to worry. If, however, you don’t provide grit, there isn’t any reason to believe your bird will tend to be any less healthy because of this. Personally I do not give my parrots grit and I have parrots ranging in size from macaw down to budgies I would have approximately have 100 parrots at the minute and have never had problems because of the lack of grit.

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Kenneth Morgan6:10 AM (8 hours ago) 

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