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Orlux clay block?

Anybody used these before? Here's the description...

This block provides the minerals and trace elements naturally found on the banks of the Amazon river in Brazil, Parrots are often seen there eating the mineral rich clay

I'd like to try one, but I was wondering if anybody else had

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Don't bother they are useless. I had one that came crumbled into oblivion, they sent out a replacement and that was the same, it's not so much a clay block as a clay crumble lol.

I got a brilliant clay block from prestwood and that was a block, my fids went mad for it!
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Oh man that sucks haha, I didn't know prestwood sold them!

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Oh man that sucks haha, I didn't know prestwood sold them!
Yeah it was in three different sizes, a piece of clay block around a wooden stick on a hanging toy, mine demolished it in a day lol!

Nightmare to find a good quality one in the amount I need for my fids though.
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I wonder if they still do them?

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There is also one called Manu mineral block... Never tried it have only seen it.
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Not been up there for a while to be honest.
If you ask around you might find a company that does decent ones, the orlux ones got sprinkled over the food and put in a dish, the one from prestwood they chewed away at lol.
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I have never heard of these.




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I'll pop up whenever I can and have a look for one clay blocks? I've seen them but never actually used one. It's a South American bird thing so I thought my conures and parrotlets would like them haha

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Catalinadee. As I understand it Clay Licks happen all over the world in certain areas, in general a long way from any coast.

Manu Clay Lick (Manu Salt Lick) is just one of the best known public ones where tourists are taken to see the animals that come to it. It used to be thought that the birds used it to detox, but I think times have changed and it is now thought that while the birds are eating some foods they lack salt and mineral intake and seek out the salt lick.
I did google mineral blocks based on the same minerals found in the lick, which is high in sodium (salt) and there are a few different ones available. If they are man made ask if they have natural ingredients or manufactured.
You know which I think are better!
I am not sure what the difference is between these and the standard mineral blocks for birds? Best guess would be no salt or very little in the standard mineral blocks.


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Thanks for the info, I'll look into it

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