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    Unhappy Sandpaper-PLEASE HELP?!

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME? I`VE GOT 2 BIRDS, ONE WHO I`VE ONLY HAD FOE ABOUT 4 WEEKS, SHE HAD BEEN FINE, BUT OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS SHE HAS BEEN EATING THE SANDPAPER OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE CADGE-LOTS OF IT! (I`VE NOW TAKEN IT OUT), JUST SPRINKLED A BIT OF GRIT OVER THE BOTTOM OF THE PLASTIC CADGE (CHECKED IN MY BOOK, AND IT SAID BIRDS NEED THE GRIT-IS THAT RIGHT?), SHE HAS ALSO HAD LOOSE BOWEL MOVEMENTS TODAY, AND YESTERDAY. TAKING HER TO THE VETS TOMORROW, BUT I`M REALLY WORRIED!SORRY FOR ALL THE QU!
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    Re: Sandpaper-PLEASE HELP?!

    If your birdie is a parakeet/budgie, he doesn't need grit. Hookbills dont need it. Hope your birdy is ok!

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    Re: Sandpaper-PLEASE HELP?!

    Hi Jules, to Tailfeathers.

    Pandora is right. Hookbills don't need grit to digest their food. It often says in budgie books to supply grit, but a lot of these books are quite old.

    Also, sand and sand paper are not ideal for use as floor coverings because birds can eat the sand, and it can cause blockages and gut impactions. The safest floor covering is newspaper. It is easy to clean, and very practical to use.

    Let us know what happens at the vets.

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    Re: Sandpaper-PLEASE HELP?!

    Thanx For The Replys, I`ve Taken The Grit Out And, Popped Newspaper Down. Vets Laters J X

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