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do rosy bourkes need gravel?

Mommabird

Strolling the yard
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Do rosy bourkes need gravel with their food? I can't find an answer online. What about just oysters shells for calcium?
 

Pockets

Walking the driveway
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Nope - just a cuttlebone. Oyster shell & gravel are for birds that can't open seeds with their beaks. Hookbills (parrots, parakeets, etc) don't need any help with that.
 

lynne5

Sitting on the front steps
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agreed. No grit. My Bourkes nibble on their cuttlebone nearly every day.
 

Monica

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Cuttlebone and mineral blocks are actually a form of "grit".

I hardly ever give any to my birds....
 
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