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    whats a cuttle bone made of?

    i was wondering what a cuttle bone was madeof? and could you give me some good tips on budgie care thanx

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    I am not very sure, but i read somewhere it was from a fish, i could be wrong. Most budgies will shred the thing so it's useless to many, and some budgies love the thing. Personally i don't give mine a cuttle bone, they seem fine without it.

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    ok thanx!!! i was also wondering if budgies can eat people food like cereal and stuff?

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    Actually, I believe a cuttle bone is from a little squid like creature.... But it doesn't matter

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    thanx! um does anyone know if its really true that male birds talk better because some books say there is no difference i think ill get a male anyways though because i hear there less aggresive

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    yep, males are more likely to talk than females, just like in tiels. and definatly, females are more aggressive than males! female budgies tend to be little bitc*s! lol. the males are much better pets generaly. of course females are awsome too...... but in a different way!

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    do ur budgie eat cereal and stuff. also do u allow them to eat what you are eating (ex: For lunch do u let it fly over and have a bite of your yummy sandwich)?

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    nope, and nope! people food is generaly not good for any bird! and my budgies have their wings clipped, so they can't just fly over and have a nibble!
    some foods are ok, and they'll definatly get a bit then, but some aren't! bread goes down well! also, i wouldn't let it take a bite of my yummy sandwich as we have way to many nasty bacteria in our mouths that can cause big probs in little birdies. they get a crust handed to them, but they're not allowed to take a bite of my sandwich...... no butter or any spread on it, most aren't good for them. brown bread is better than white. toast goes down well (crunchy!)
    but generaly, most people food is way too full of sugar and junk and is bad for any bird. they're the same as tiels, as far as i know, if it's safe for tiels, it's ok for your budgie too. if in doubt, don't try it. and with any human food, only a little at once!

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    i see. umm can they eat cereals without sugar like cheerios or that health stuff like oat bran???

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    Re: whats a cuttle bone made of?

    well i know it's ok for tiels in small ammounts, so i'd say it'd be ok for budgies in small ammounts!

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    So many questions!!!!

    do u let your budgies go free in your house???? i know that my budgie will never be allowed out at mealtime but do just leave the cage open in the day time or do u like give them a rest time to relax in their cage?

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    Re: So many questions!!!!

    no way are they allowed anywhere in the house! i live with a 7 year old and a 5 year old, i couldn't trust them to not open a door/window etc. plus the fact we have 2 cats (one of which has already killed 4 pet birds) and 3 dogs (who'd love to try a little birdie for tea) and a rat (who's already tryed).......
    they aren't even allowed free range in my room! they are housed in my bedroom (only cat free room!) and let out ONLY WHEN I'M THERE TO WATCH! i have my rat in my room, and though securly caged, i'm not risking them getting to his cage.... i know rats who've killed tiels and budgies! also, no matter how hard i try to 'bird proof' my room, i can't totaly, and there' so much that could go wrong. i never let my birds out un supervised! anyway, my budgies usualy aren't out long before going back to their cage and staying put!

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    Re: So many questions!!!!

    thats so sad about the four birds . i hope im not askin to many questions but i would hate not knowing something important about budgies and then gettin him sick. when i get the budgie i think he wont have any dangers to beware of my dog is great with samll animals she loved my pet guinea pigs. my earliest one she would even lick like a puppy it was so cute

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    Re: So many questions!!!!

    ask as many questions as you like! we need lots of questions, coz the budgie forums so far are rather empty!
    ohhhhhh, but don't EVER leave your budgie and dog together, even if they seem fine! even if the dog never means to do harm, it could so easily hurt it, or the budgie could just as easily hurt the do, they have incredibly strong beaks!
    and i bet i could find a ton of theings your budgie's have to be wary of. windows and doors, power cords, anything in the kitchen almost, fires, loads! best to keep them to one room!

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    Re: So many questions!!!!

    ok i mpromise not to leave them alone!! my dog will probably be scared of him anyways! where did u get your birds?

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