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Old 09-30-2015, 06:55 PM
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Should I give my parrot white chalk?

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I have a ring-necked parakeet (African or Indian, probably African) and he always nibbles and chews on stuff. Should I give him white chalk? I couldn't really find anything about this on the forum or anywhere on google and I need to know if it's good or bad for him. I have the same "sticks" of white chalk like in the picture.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:57 PM
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Re: Should I give my parrot white chalk?

I would not. Give him bird safe wood to chew.
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Re: Should I give my parrot white chalk?

I would not. Some chalk is made out of magnesium carbonate.
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Re: Should I give my parrot white chalk?

Nope, I wouldn't.
When both of my birds get chewy, they like to destroy pinecones. They'll also destroy icecream sticks and throw around bottle tops with glee.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:33 PM
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Re: Should I give my parrot white chalk?

I would not. There's lots of safer choices.
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Re: Should I give my parrot white chalk?

Apart from the reasons given above, chalk releases dust when broken, which he might breathe in. Go for bird-safe wood
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Re: Should I give my parrot white chalk?

You might be thinking that you should because you have seen others who seem to be doing this. Many types of avian mineral blocks resemble white chalk, but they are in fact very very different. Safe, clean, chemical free wood is a much better option, please do not allow your bird to eat chalk.
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