Join Date: Aug 2012
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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.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.