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I was just wondering if anyone knows if you can give Nori to budgies? It's just I have heard seaweed is good for budgie, but I don't know where to get it.We live 1.5 hours away from a beach, and we don't go that much anyway.

Is it possible to maybe dampen it and give to budgies?

 

Also, for people that don't know, Nori is the seaweed paper used to make sushi. Here is some info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nori

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GB gives her birds seaweed powder available from health food shops

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I was wondering the same thing and found this answer elsewhere to a similar question. (see below) I wonder if the Nori paper would have too much salt or not?

 

 

 

I use seaweed meal in my hand raising mix for all birds. It is extremely high in trace elements and very good for most animals. It is only used in small quantities. I have used it for dogs and horses as well. Seaweed meal is sodium reduced. Don't know about whole seaweed though.

 

I believe Kakarikis in the wild in New Zealand nibble on certain varieties of Kelp on the beaches where they are found.

 

Kelp and Seaweed meal is a wonderful source of Iodine which is necessary to prevent problems with the thyroid, something that can be a big problem with budgies. They can develop goitre which is a swelling in the neck. Salt is also necessary for birds. The Chlorine in salt is needed to maintain the correct alkali acid and fluid balance as well as producing stomach acids. Deficiency causes upset in the balance of alkali acid, improper digestion and loss of body fluids. Sodium helps to regulate the bodies fluids and keep an alkali acid balance. Subnormal amounts causes dehydration and an upset in the alkali acid ratio.

 

In the wild birds would visit a salt lick and get their salt that way.

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I know about seaweed meal/powder, but I am just wanting something I can throw in their cage. I assume with the powder you would need to mix it into soft food?

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Google Nori and salt or sodium content. Looks like it's one of the few sea vegetables that's low in sodium. I'd just chop it up like parsley, or crush and sprinkle in small amounts with their other veges once in a while. As well as minerals and vitamins, it also has iodine in it.

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the sea weed powder i buy is just dry sea weed crushed really small

its at any good bird suppler for 6 dollars a kilo and thats soooooooooooooo much mine is like ive never used it i put it in finger draws for breeding pairs . i dont mix it in anything birds take at own will they stuff chicks with it too :}

could put small dish in flights for them if you liked they take a while to experiment eatting it but when they do thats its yum yum nom nom nommy :}

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I can't seem to find it anywhere ; that's the problem. Oh well, the search continues....

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I can't seem to find it anywhere ; that's the problem. Oh well, the search continues....

 

 

Healthfood Shop.

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GB gives her birds seaweed powder available from health food shops

as kaz n matt stated ......

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I checked at one store the other day, they had never heard of it but I am gonna try another one tommorrow :)

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I checked at one store the other day, they had never heard of it but I am gonna try another one tommorrow :)

this is best i could do for you

as i cant work inter net best

 

http://www.natrakelp.com.au/ its in qld but posts

Liquid Seaweed for Animals

 

1 Litre $17.60

5 Litre $57.75

25 Litre $1,432.20

200 litre $1432.20

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That is alright GB. I just got back form the shops, and realised I forgot to look at the health shop :rolleyes: I will try and get down in the next week.

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I have read this thread so many times and all I keep coming up with is the same question - why would you want to give your birds Nori paper?

 

I know, nutirents, but there are so many other things you could use. Maybe it is because I love Sushi so much that I cannot help bu wonder why you would waste Nori like this?!?!?!? :lol:

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I have read this thread so many times and all I keep coming up with is the same question - why would you want to give your birds Nori paper?

 

I know, nutirents, but there are so many other things you could use. Maybe it is because I love Sushi so much that I cannot help bu wonder why you would waste Nori like this?!?!?!? :lol:

 

The reason because is, as I stated in my original post,I would love to be able to give my budgies some form of seaweed as I know it is nutritous to them, and I do not have the fresh stuff availble. We often eat sushi, like you, (It is YUMMY! :D ) and sometimes mum has a sheet leftover. I thought that the seaweed meal was expensive, (like $30+) compared to $3 for a packet of Nori. But I am going to look in the healthfood shops for the seaweed meal, see what I get :)

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I have read this thread so many times and all I keep coming up with is the same question - why would you want to give your birds Nori paper?

 

I know, nutirents, but there are so many other things you could use. Maybe it is because I love Sushi so much that I cannot help bu wonder why you would waste Nori like this?!?!?!? :lol:

 

The reason because is, as I stated in my original post,I would love to be able to give my budgies some form of seaweed as I know it is nutritous to them, and I do not have the fresh stuff availble. We often eat sushi, like you, (It is YUMMY! :D ) and sometimes mum has a sheet leftover. I thought that the seaweed meal was expensive, (like $30+) compared to $3 for a packet of Nori. But I am going to look in the healthfood shops for the seaweed meal, see what I get :)

 

 

mate for seaweed powder to cost 30 dollors it would need to be wrapped in gold plated paper

6 dollors for one kilo is all i payed and so far i have only use 1 quarter of a kilo in 6 months :}

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