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Cuttlebones - won't touch them
So in all the time I've had Reptar, he's taken to any type of fruits and veggies like a charm. Converted to two different types of pellets, likes seed. Etc etc. He's a healthy little boy and eats anything new I ask him to, it's been great.
But I'm starting to get a little worried about cuttlebones and calcium. He won't touch it, other than one lick that I saw happen once. My tiels have various cuttle bones and mineral blocks scattered in the cage and they all munch on them throughout the day. With Reptar, I've never even seen him try it. I don't think he is getting the necessary calcium and with him being so young, its something I want to correct as quickly as possible if this is indeed a problem.
What else can I do? I know for sure grit and all that is bad for them and not needed for digesting hulled seeds, so that wasn't what I was considering. Thinking about it now, I could probably shave some of the cuttlebone off into the food but I'm curious about what other options I had? Its not something that I've had to look into before, and I'm doing my own mini research on the web but I figured you guys would be a solid place to ask too. Any suggestions for a cuttlebone resistant conure?
And just to keep things silly, here's a picture of him being a dork.
lindsay, owned by three conures
six tiels, two dogs & two tortoises