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Natboy
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23 Apr 2019, 12:01

Hi all,
I hope you're having a great breeding season.

I have always used Unipet fine charcoal for my gouldians and like to keep everything the same when my birds are so healthy.
I have been unable to find it and the two websites that show stock don't in fact have any when I tried to purchase.
I've had no luck contacting the company in the U.K.
Does anyone know where I can find some or a similar product please? I prefer to buy in bulk.

Thanks a lot
Nat :D
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Tiaris
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23 Apr 2019, 12:57

Do you have a wood heater?
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Craig52
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23 Apr 2019, 21:49

Aquarium shops would be a good start if you only want to use commercial supplied activated charcoal. But for the amount of charcoal gouldians eat try making your own from good clean untreated burnt hardwood or collect from a recent bush fire area and crush yourself or leave a charcoal burnt log in your aviary. Craig
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25 Apr 2019, 21:08

Why do Gouldians need charcoal anyway and is it ok to give it to them when they have babies in the nest?
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Craig52
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26 Apr 2019, 09:16

They do use it but in small amounts compared to other Native finches which use it for nesting hygiene. It is a form of internal body cleansing as well as well keeping their teeth clean. :lol: :lolno:
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26 Apr 2019, 17:40

Thanks Craig, I'll provide some floss as well!!
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