Cuttlebone Large Size
What Is Cuttlebone?
Cuttlebone, also known as cuttlefish bone, is a hard, brittle internal structure (an internal shell) found in all members of the family Sepiidae, commonly known as cuttlefish, a family within the cephalopods. Cuttlebone is composed primarily of aragonite. The cuttlebone is a lightweight, oblong, chalky object that is mainly composed of calcium making it an ideal way to supplement a birds' calcium intake. Cuttlebone is about 85% calcium, so it is an ideal way of increasing your bird's calcium levels.
Why Is It Important?
Most people have heard the saying that calcium builds strong bones, but it's important to realize that the same applies to birds. Cuttlebone is an important dietary supplement for birds because it is a great source of necessary minerals and calcium, which helps birds with bone formation and blood clotting.
Cuttlebone is an inexpensive source of calcium carbonate and other trace minerals for your bird. It is a natural product and doesn't contain toxins or contaminants. On the other hand, most artificial mineral blocks are made from Plaster of Paris. It is also important to know that the artificial mineral blocks contain whatever the manufacturer added; this could be food coloring or seed.
Similar to calcium, trace elements are crucial for both people and birds. The trace elements found within cuttlebone benefit birds, as well. Iron aids with red blood cell formation and function, Potassium maintains normal heart and muscle activity, Zinc helps with the immune system, and Copper assists with proper circulation and healing.
Besides being an important dietary supplement, cuttlebone has a rough texture, making it an ideal tool to help support beak strength. Birds can use cuttlebones to help keep their beaks trimmed and sharp. Even finches and canaries will often improve their beak health if you provide them with cuttlebone.
Instructions: How to Put Cuttlebone in a Cage
Hang the cuttlebone in your bird's cage for your bird to chew on. Make sure that the soft side of the cuttlebone is facing the bird because the hard side might be too hard to scrape through.
All birds need calcium, but not all birds will eat normal cuttlebone. While most parrots will chew up cuttlebone, birds such as mynahs or toucans will not eat it in its raw form. However, you can simply scrape cuttlebone into their soft-food mix.
Eco-friendly and healthy. Enriched with oyster shells, omega 3, honey and vitamin B1. Provides supplemental calcium and minerals to your pet birds.
- Provides supplemental calcium & minerals to your pet bird
- Enriched with oyster shells, omega 3, honey & vitamin B1
- Eco-friendly & healthy
- Uses far less actual cuttle than traditional bones
- Helps keep beaks trim
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