Hi, all, I started my babies on grit a few days ago. Out of my gang of 37 hooligans, 6 are 3 and a half weeks old, 7 are 2 and a half weeks, and the rest are 1 and a half weeks. I wanted to give them the occasional treat, so I started to give them grit. I'm just using the parakeet grit from Wal-Mart. I've given them about a cup and a half at a time, and they go through it in less than 8 hours. Are they eating too much? Should I offer it free choice or should I restrict it? Thanks!! p.s. I still can't interest them in actual treats yet. I tried a strawberry, a grape and some cooked pasta. They'd rather just eat the grit.