Cuttlebones for a healthy pet bird

Budgie in cage

First-time bird owners can quickly get overwhelmed by the bewildering array of toys, treats, supplements, and other bird supplies at the local pet store. Of all these items, the plain, inexpensive cuttlebone is actually one of the most important supplies you can purchase. How can a bone from a creature as funky looking as a cuttlefish be such a useful bird treat?

  • Plain as it may look to us, birds find cuttlebones fascinating and they happily spend hours pecking and exploring this simple, chalky object.
  • Cuttlebones are an excellent source of calcium, a very important dietary need for birds.
  • All that pecking and grinding action allow birds to naturally trim their beaks and keep them healthy. Some cuttlebones are modified with an extra layer of minerals on the outside, for added health benefits.
  • Finally, having a cuttlebone allows your bird to use and strengthen his jaw.

Cuttlebones are excellent toys that will amuse your bird and give him something to do, which goes a long way toward keeping your bird happy and healthy.

Cuttlebones for a healthy pet bird