Calcium and minerals
Its also important that budgies get cuttlefish bone, which can be found frequently along Adelaide’s southern beaches, right down to Cape Jervois and Middleton. This is an important source of calcium, and other nutrients. It is also wise to have a “mineral block” which contains iodine. If your budgie doesn’t use it, don’t remove it, as they only ever chew on it when they feel the need for it. Some budgies may never chew on it, whilst others will nibble occasionally.