Anyone give thier conures cuttlebone??

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    I never have but since my sons little budgies and tiel chew up these pretty regular.I never thought that maybe the greenies might chew one too.
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    I have tried to give them,but Nala just ignores hers and Skittles will crunch it really fast and just drop it cause he must think its just a fun toy.
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    I have them in every cage. For the most part they ignore them, sometimes they get used as a chew toy
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    no cuttlebones here :)
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    all mine eat cuttle bones like crazy
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    I have a cuttlebone and mineral block in all the cages---budgie, tiel and conure. And the only ones that "eat them" are the two males!!!!
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    Birds need cuttle bones in their cages rather they use them or not - You may not always see them use it, but they will use it when they need it!

    My original group didn't touch theirs for at least 8 months after I got them, now i can't keep them supplied we buy them in bulk Because We go through at least 2 a week PER bird cage I roughly have 20 cages!
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    mine go threw them so fast i cant keep them either but i havent found anyone to buy bulk from on them i ben getting mine from a feed store there a dollor a piece id love to buy bulk insted tho
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    drs. foster and smith is where we buy ours
    we buy it in 5 pound boxes
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    Yes, but they more so destroy them rather then use them for the purpose of them. :lol:
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    I used to but they always ignore it so I took it out and I add cuttlebone scraped off into the bean/rice mix as well as their birdy bread.
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    thank you
    i know some birdies thats going to be happy when i order them :)
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    Your welcome

    Also we drill a hole in the center of them and attach them to the cage with Stainless steel picture wire
    Works so much better than the store bought holders Or the little flimsy metal ones a single store bought cuttle bone comes with and MOST defiantly works better than clothes pin - some are so thick a clothes pin(even thick plastic ones) snap in half trying to attack it to the cage lol
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    Wow I guess I will get the conures some cuttlebones then.I do hate those holders they always get loose and the cuttles fall off..Even if they just play with them its a rather inexpensive cool toy...Thanks
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    i do that some times drilling the holes but i was using string lol but i will check into the wire and do that
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    I have tried giving my GCC a cuttlebone and mineral blocks and he will have nothing to do with it. Now my tiel loves the heck out of them.
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    They are in the cage for them when they want them
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    They'll also stand on them and it helps keep the nails trimmed ;) and they will also wipe their beaks on them just like perches and that helps trim the beak - so its not just them eating the cuttle bone itself that is helpful its just having it there for them to use as a grooming aid as well.
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    For all of you whose Conures don't like them... you can try the cuttle perch. That's what I use for my GCC and he LOVES it. He wont even touch a regular cuttlebone in his cage but he loves the perch. The minute I put it in his cage he was all over it, licking it and scraping his beak across it.

    Cuttlebone Calcium Bird Perch
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    I bought one of those for my budgies - I have no clue what I was thinking :rofl: with a cage full of budgies (at that time it was like 20) it lasted a Week if I was lucky LOL I did not think they'd destroy it that quickly LOL
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