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Hello, I was wondering what the best (healthiest) mineral block for cockatiels is. Besides a cuttle bone, I used Manu mineral block and they loved that one but they don't have that one in most places I go to so I recently let them try the Zoo Med Bird Banquet veggie mineral block

http://www.rescuepetstore.com/produ...938_a_7c8378&gclid=CNPogvGpp78CFbRj7AodsBsAFA


and they finished it in only 1 week:) They also have this in their cage but don't nib on it all that much:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Premium-F...d-Pineapple-Mineral-Treat-3-Oz-Birds/10318424

I would like to know what most of you here buy though.
 

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I use cuttlebone and a hartz pinnapple mineral block since mine like both. Finishing a mineral block in one week sounds a bit excessive I would be worried they are consuming too much of it, excessive amounts could impact their crop or the crops of their chicks. I have gone through three or four in the past two years.
 

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I use the bird banquet one that you have posted but the regular one, not the veggie. I've bought the veggie before and for some reason Sunny won't touch it but he likes the plain one.
 

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Thank you for the replies. Well, they finish it in a week but all 7 of them eat it so is that still considered too quick? Speaking of excessive, one of my cockatiels drink A LOT of water therefore has watery droppings. Is drinking too much water a problem?
 

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My boys drink more and Sam eats more. Although they are all guzzling at the min because it is hot
 
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