Collection: Grits & Cuttlefish - to aid digestion & extract more goodness from seed diets

Grits are essential in all seed-eating birds' digestive systems and should be available at all times. Our grits are guaranteed clean, free from pollutants, and especially suitable for cage and aviary birds. Just choose a size appropriate to your birds.

Want to know the role grit plays in a healthy diet? Listen to our budgerigar podcast, featuring Professor John E Cooper (Veterinary Pathologist) and Chris Snell who has more than 50 years of experience breeding budgerigars and is the President of the Budgerigar Society.

The full budgerigar podcast session can be listened to here:

 

Grits are essentially in two forms:

They are essential for budgies and other psittacines (relating to or denoting birds of the parrot family) and should be made available at all times. Listen to the podcast to hear the rationale behind feeding grit. 

1. Soluble grit: Fine Oystershell Grit - where calcium and other minerals can be absorbed (the bird is getting a nutritional benefit from it).

2. Insoluble grit: Mineralised Tonic Grit - grit that's not broken down to any appreciable extent, but that remains in the bird's gizzard and helps with grinding down food to extract more goodness from a seed diet.  

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  • Fine Oystershell Grit for Cage Birds

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    Don't deprive your birds of this valuable source of minerals, every seedeater needs Fine Oystershell Grit.Fine Oystershell Grit for Cage Birds
  • Mineralised Tonic Grit for cage birds

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     To keep birds in top condition and overcome mineral deficiency problems feed Haith's mineralised tonic grit - it's essential for moulting birds as it supplies the essential minerals and trace elements. Mineralised Tonic Grit for cage birds
  • Granulated Charcoal for cage birds

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    Granulated charcoal is an excellent avian digestive aid, especially for smaller birds such as canaries and parakeets and similar caged birds.
  • Bird Sand

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    Bird Sand
  • Cuttlefish Bone

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    Regular price From £9.99
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    Beautiful white Cuttlefish Bone, rich in natural calcium. The finest means of supplying essential calcium to your birds. For canaries, flake the bone with a knife
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