on order over £99*
This product is intended for parrots with a marked granivorous specialisation (common budgerigar, Forpus, Agapornis, Neophemas, etc).
This flint sand is calibrated to the optimum size to be ingested by these small birds (0.8 1.2 mm). It's consumption is essential to guarantee an optimal functioning of the gizzard and the digestive tract in general.
It's function is purely mechanical and it should not be confused with Calcium grits, which have a nutritional function as a calcium source. Contrary to what happens with Calcium grits, Silex Grit is insoluble and does not dissolve in the gizzard due to the action of gastric acids.
We recommend that Silex Grit is permanently available in an in-dependent feeder.The amount consumed depends on the granulometry and hard-ness of the diet and the degree of granivory of the species. The most highly specialized species in the consumption of grass seeds, are the ones that have the highest requirements in mechanical grit (insoluble).
<p>We believe in being upfront about our delivery costs.</p>
<li>Delivery cost is calculated at the checkout and is dependant upon your basket contents and post code.</li>
<li>We group products together so you get a reduced price.</li>
<li>When you checkout the total delivery price is shown.</li>
<li>Orders over £99 qualify for FREE delivery.</li>
<li>Orders are dispatched Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.</li>
<li>Orders placed before 12pm will be dispatched that day</li>
<li>Orders placed after 12pm are not guaranteed to dispatched that day.</li>
<li>Frozen food will not be dispatched on a Friday unless Saturday delivery is specified.</li>
<li>Dispatch emails & tracking information are sent throughout the day.</li>
<h3>Who Will Deliver My Order?</h3>
<p>Depending on the weight/ size of your order and your postcode, you will be presented with appropriate delivery options at the checkout.</p>
<li>Royal Mail 24 - 1st class service that aims to deliver within 1 day of dispatch (not guaranteed).</li>
<li>Royal Mail 24 Tracked - 1st class service that aims to deliver within 1 day of dispatch (not guaranteed).</li>
<li>Mainland UK - next day courier with pre-12pm or pre-4pm delivery services (excluding some Scottish postal codes).</li>
<li>Saturday - aims to delivery before 12pm Saturday to mainland UK if order placed before 12pm Friday(excluding some Scottish postal codes).</li>
<li>Mainland UK - next day courier with pre-1pm or pre-6pm delivery services (excludes some Scottish postal codes).</li>
<li>Saturday - delivers Saturday to mainland UK if order placed before 12pm Friday (excluding some Scottish postal codes).</li>
<li>Some heavy items may need to be moved from your selected delivery service to a palletised delivery service with a delivery time of 1-2 working days.</li>
<h3>Offshore/ Remote UK Delivery:</h3>
<p>Orders via Royal Mail are unaffected. Orders that need to be delivered via a courier may (but not always) incur additional delivery charges if you live in one of the following post codes; AB30-56, IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-50, ZE, IM, BT & TR21-25.</p>
<p>Please place your order as normal and we will contact you before dispatching your order if necessary.</p>
<h3>Offshore Non-UK Delivery:</h3>
<p>We are not currently accepting orders from outside of the UK.</p>
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