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Edible perches

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by Aqueous, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    Last night I was in Patmart and I came across these perches that were "edible". The say they're made out of calcium and cuttle bone.

    I was thinking about buying one for Kiwi and Buster but I'm not entirely sure.

    Has anyone ever used them?

    Here's a pic of what they look like

  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi i have seen them before but never really warmed to the idea as i thought what if my birds chewed threw the middle and it snapped and they hurt themselves.

    I suppose they are a good idea then they are getting that extra calcium aswell as cuttlefish bone but they not for my birds i think..

  3. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    :y_the_best: Thanks for the input Mike.

    I wasn't entirely sure about the edible part becuase it could fall apart from the chewing.

    The only thing I liked about it was the extra calcium and cuttlebone. The perch itself lookes a little large for Buster ( he's a fancy, much smaller than Kiwi) but I guess the guys will just stick to the regular cuttlebone that hangs on the side of the cage.
  4. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    Besides dont you belive that your little guys may leave droppings on that perch? Therefore eating their own droppings after, because I would imagine it would be hard to clean an etible thing.. ya know what I mean?
  5. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    I also bought them some "natural" perches (real branches but store bought) last night so they should be getting some extra minerals out of them anyway.
  6. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    I'm assuming that the consistancy is much like the cuttlebone itself so it wouldn't be that hard to clean. When I clean my cuttlebones I scrape off the top layer of bone because the cuttlebones are so soft.
  7. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    ooo good point.. Do you just clean poop off of your cuddlebone or is there another reason you should scrape it?
  8. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    When I clean their cages there are usually a few piece of poop (not much, just a few) on the cuttlebone.

    If its in the middle of the cuttlebone then I usually just scrape, but if it's on the edge then I break off the piece of the cuttlebone with the poop on it and throw it out.

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