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I can easily get my hands on some native Australian plants. I give my budgies bottlebrush, eucalyptus and gumtree leaves and flowers about 3 times a week. Since cockatiels are native Aussie birds too, am I right to assume they can eat these plants?

Also, I don't want to start a shell grit issue here... (since that is an issue of much debate on the Talk Budgie forum)
But, do cockatiels dehull their seeds like budgies? I don't give my budgies shell grit because of this reason, and was just wondering if that would apply to cockatiels.

Sorry if these are all silly questions, but I'm working my way down a list of questions I wrote up about cockatiels. :blush:
 

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Yup, tiels can have the same native plants budgies can. :D And they also do not need grit, all parrots dehull their seeds so it's really not necessary. People argue they need it for calcium, but that's what cuttlebones and mineral blocks are for!
 

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Yup, plants are good, Echo my bird absolutely adores the shredable toys I make for him out of gum tree leaves baked in the oven and strung on a string, I do the same for the budgies. He also loves tearing up grevillas (sp?) Sorry no idea how to spell the name.

Echos mix contains a small amount of shell grit as for some reason i can't get it without it and he just leaves it all in the bottom of his bowl along with the sunflower seeds (yes he's a weird bird LOl)
 
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