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I can't find regular parakeet grit ANYWHERE!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by skatcatla, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    My local pet store used to carry regular parakeet grit, but now they only carry the Hi-Calcium kind, and since my girls aren't laying yet, I don't want them to have too much calcium. I've been to 4 other pet stores and its the same story, they only havethe hi-Cal grit.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I let them out in the yard for at least 30 minutes a day (several hours on the weekend) so I'm not sure how much supplemental grit they need, but I like to have a small dish available to them in their coop just in case...
  2. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    I bought mine at Wal-Mart. If they have access to dirt already, and they're a few weeks old they probably don't need that much grit.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2007
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I get mine at Wal-Mart also. [​IMG] I agree with jenichick, they should be okay. [​IMG]
  4. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    Phew thanks! I do let them out at least once a day but wasn't sure how much they need. They had emptied out the little dish I put in the henhouse a while ago.

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