Is this a good price on cuttle bone?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by shelleyd2008, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I use cuttle bone for my button and coturnix quails, so I really need a lot of it! I found this auction on ebay for 1# at 5.99 BIN with 7.75 shipping. cuttlebone

    Is this a good price? I don't really know what a cuttle bone weighs, so I'm not sure how many would come with it? I know that 1 cuttle bone is 1.39 at my local walmart, so anything better than that would be good! Thanks for your help! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Me not being a quail person, please explain to me WHAT that stuff is.... thank you [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I think a cuttle bone is something to chew on. I see them in bird cages. Sounds like a good price. Can you weigh yours? [​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Cuttle bones are actually a bone from a cuttlefish that is used for calcium in birds. From my memory, which is a LONG time ago when I had parakeets, each one is like maybe 1-2 ounces? They weren't heavy at all.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Thank you!!
     
  6. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cant you just buy one from a pet store? Save yourself 10 bucks.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The ones that I get from walmart are the same size as these are and are $1.39 each, plus tax. I actually found a different auction that was for 1 pound for $6 plus $6.50 shipping. That one said there were roughly 17-20 pieces, so that would be at least $20 if bought outright.
     

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