The cuttlefish bone or cuttlefish is one of the things that should not be missing in our bird cage or voladeros, the cuttlefish bone is essential for our birds to affiliate the beak and also consume calcium ideal for the formation of the bird and to form the shell of our eggs.
At the time of breeding our female must be at good levels of calcium so that her body does not consume calcium from the blood and thus have a laying without problems.
When giving the cuttlefish bone to the birds we must put several in the cage and control if they consume it, in case we see that our birds do not peck the bone may be because they do not know this food and its benefits for being young birds.
If this is our case we must take the cuttlefish bone and with a knife scrape the dust and throw it into a container to stimulate our birds to taste it and like it, and we can also throw in another container mixture of exotics and mix the powder to the food to deceive them a little and get used to its flavor.
Once this is done you will see how little by little they begin to bite in the bone and it will be common to see our birds pecking at calcium
This product can be used as a secondary supplement since some studies indicate that its absorption is not total. It also helps to file the beaks and nails of birds
The cuttlefish bone can be left whole in the terrarium for turtles to be consumed at will with the extra bonus that helps file beak preventing overgrowth.
It can also be sprayed to apply on food.
Its composition refers to 80 to 85% calcium carbonate with traces of calcium phosphate and 15% traces of microelements.