Bird Toys Using Cuttlebones and Mineral Blocks

I got my African gray parrot (Scout) cuttlebones and mineral blocks. She likes to snap cuttlebones into pieces and then ignore them, and she won't even touch the mineral blocks. I started recycling the pieces of cuttlebone by picking up the pieces and drilling a hole through them, and then hanging them onto bird safe rope (vegetable dyed leather, sisal, cotton, paulie rope, etc.) as a toy.

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You could also add them onto existing toys! Mineral blocks are easier to work with because they are harder, but the principle is the same: using a small saw, cut into desired pieces, drill, and string them up! This would work for both untouched mineral blocks and expired mineral blocks.

Note: As always, supervise your bird at play and be sure to remove items that may pose a risk to your feathered friend's well-being!

By JSRP from Lincoln, NE

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December 19, 20110 found this helpful

Try grating the cuttle bone then sprinkle it on his food.

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