I have a separate grit dish for Madison, my Parakeet (Budgie), and he/she seems to eat a lot of it when she goes to it. Is that normal? It is Kaytee Hi-Cal Grit.
Joan
Is normal..
On the other hand.. I for one quit giving
birds grit.. they don't need it plus I have
found that has killed a few. ( Dove need
grits).
"Joan Quinn"
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Is normal.. On the other hand.. I for one quit giving birds grit.. they don't need it plus I have found that has killed a few. ( Dove need grits).

What birds did it kill? And why?
Neonatal birds should not be fed grit, but there is no reason not to offer it, free choice, to adult
birds. It can be an extra source of minerals.
http://www.petpublishing.com/birdtimes/articles/grit.shtml http://www.holisticbird.org/diet/grit.htm
Regards
Neonatal birds should not be fed grit, but there is no reason not to offer it, free choice, to adult birds. It can be an extra source of minerals. http://www.petpublishing.com/birdtimes/articles/grit.shtml http://www.holisticbird.org/diet/grit.htm Regards

As always, a brilliant reply.
First, regarding the neonatal grey, the operant phrase "An inappropriate diet fed to the parents" was the reason for the problem, according to what was posted.
Second, I am aware of what I posted. I referenced the two sites, so people could read both sides, then make a more informed decision.
Regards