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Hello;

Someone gave me what looks like a lifetime supply of Red Cross red pigeon grit. The problem is that it has been removed from its original packaging, and I can't figure out what it is in terms of composition. Is anyone familiar with this, and can you tell me if it satisfies my bird's grit need?

I've been putting a pinch of it in Willie's feed everyday; but should he have a separate little pot so he can have as much as he wants?

Thanks very much,
Aggie
 

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Red Cross grit is fine, should have everything they need, always have grit available for pigeons so they can eat as much as they need. During breeding season you may want to add oyster shell.

Don't be surprised if the red grit stains the front their necks.
 

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Hello;

Someone gave me what looks like a lifetime supply of Red Cross red pigeon grit. The problem is that it has been removed from its original packaging, and I can't figure out what it is in terms of composition. Is anyone familiar with this, and can you tell me if it satisfies my bird's grit need?

I've been putting a pinch of it in Willie's feed everyday; but should he have a separate little pot so he can have as much as he wants?

Thanks very much,
Aggie
yes, the grit is fine, but don't put it in the feed. Keep it in a separate dish and let Willie eat it as he feels he needs/wants it. The red grit has a smell to it.....some people like it, I think it stinks...:).....but the BIRDS love it. Just put a small amount, maybe a teaspoon full in a bowl every few days. Once it sits out that smell goes away and the birds don't go for it much as when it's fresh.
 

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yes, the grit is fine, but don't put it in the feed. Keep it in a separate dish and let Willie eat it as he feels he needs/wants it. The red grit has a smell to it.....some people like it, I think it stinks...:).....but the BIRDS love it. Just put a small amount, maybe a teaspoon full in a bowl every few days. Once it sits out that smell goes away and the birds don't go for it much as when it's fresh.
Renee, I believe the smell come's from annis.
 

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Thanks to everyone. I don't mind the smell of anise, but I don't notice it in this grit. I wouldn't think that grit could "go bad", but this is probably at least several years old. Do you think it's ok?

-Aggie
 
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