Cuttlebone and Calcium Perches

In my opinion, cuttlebone perches are one of the best inventions for parrots of all-time! My entire flock loves these perches in every flavor. I love giving my birds the colored perch that matches them. For example, I tend to mix it up but I find it a great photo opportunity to give Cash, my military macaw, a kiwi flavored cuttlebone perch so that it turns his beak and feet green to match the rest of him! My rose breasted cockatoo gets strawberry-banana ones and so on so that the pink beak and feet match the rest of her, too!  


Cuttlebone perch for parrots
I actually do not have a single bird who has disliked these perches. They make them in all different sizes which you can order from your local petshop or online. They make them from large to small; for macaws to budgies! These perches are not just great for the nutrients they provide your parrot with but also with the beak and nail trimming they induce as well. These perches will keep your bird busy until the entire thing is free from cuttlebone and I find that they are found to be more fun for the bird to devour than just placing a spare, single piece of cuttlebone in the cage for your bird to take interest in. Why do parrots need cuttlebone and calcium in their diets? To provide strong bones, proper muscle functions, egg development and to prevent common health problems including egg binding. So do your bird a favor and get them one of these cuttlebone perches to see how they like it!


Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.

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