* Special * Small Cuttlefish Bone (1-4 inch) 200g (as shown) Cage Birds Reptiles etc


This special small cuttlefish bone is perfect for a variety of animals, including cage birds, reptiles, and more. Measuring between one and four inches, this 200g pack is sure to provide your pet with the essential calcium and other nutrients they need to stay healthy and happy. Cuttlefish bone is an excellent source of Minerials like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, as well as other trace elements which together with calcium support healthy bones, feathers and beaks. Its unique texture and taste make it a great treat for your pets, encouraging strong beak development and bright, colorful feathers. This is a high-quality product that is essential for a healthy and happy pet, and your pets are sure to love it!

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Price: £6.99
(as of Mar 12,2023 04:59:47 UTC – Details)


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A family run business for over 115 years

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Beginning as a specialist retailer of bird seeds, we have expanded our product range over the years and now offer a comprehensive selection of animal feeds, wild bird foods, dog treats, garden supplies and fishing products.

Our Story

Maltbys’ Stores is a pet and garden supplies retailer based in Hull, UK. Since opening in 1904, we have always aimed to provide our customers with the best quality products we can find. Now in our sixth family generation, we are still continuing to look for new ways to provide fantastic products to you and your pets.

We know your animal’s needs are very important, which is why we continue to work with our suppliers to find the freshest and best quality products available.

Specialists in wild bird foods and feeders Huge range of natural dog treats and chews Fishing pellets, baits, ingredients and liquids Garden supplies, including grass seeds Huge selection of foods for aviary birds, poultry, pigeons, pond fish and more

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Maltby’s Stores cuttlefish bone

Cuttlefish bone, sometimes just called ‘cuttlebone’, is a hard, white, chalky substance usually in an elongated oblong shape, sort of like a canoe. Because they are a natural product they can vary largely in size, but most cuttlefish bones are between 3-8″ (7-20cm) in length. Cuttlefish bone is not actually a ‘bone’ at all, but rather the hard inner shell of a cuttlefish, which is a type of sea mollusc. They are a naturally occurring by-product, sourced from countries predominantly in Europe and East Asia where cuttlefish are harvested as a food product for humans. They can also regularly be found washed up naturally on beaches.

Cuttlefish bones have been harvested and used for centuries for many different purposes, including in the jewellery-making and carving industries and even formerly as an additive in toothpaste! Nowadays, cuttlefish bones are most commonly used as a dietary supplement for pets.

What sort of pets is cuttlefish bone good for?





All varieties of caged bird

Cuttlefish bones are great for cage birds, such as parrots, parakeets, budgies, and even canaries and finches. Because cuttlefish bones have around an 85% calcium content, they are perfect as a supplement for birds to help improve bone strength. They also don’t contain any additives like some manmade chews, such as mineral blocks.

Great for maintaining beak health

Cage and aviary birds love to peck at cuttlefish bone, and this is great as the hard texture helps them to strengthen and clean their beaks. Because they are entirely natural, cuttlefish bones contain absolutely no additives, colourings or substances that can be harmful to your birds.

A fantastic supplement for reptiles

Pet reptiles, such as tortoises, can also benefit hugely from being given cuttlefish bones. The high calcium content helps them to build strong and healthy bones, reducing the risk of metabolic bone disease, and chewing the bone will help prevent a tortoise’s beak from becoming overgrown.

Furry friends love them too!

It’s not just birds and reptiles that may benefit from cuttlefish bones. They can also be given to many small rodents, such as chinchillas, as a safe chew for them to gnaw on. The act of gnawing prevents rodents’ teeth becoming overlong, aiding with feeding and preventing other health issues.

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We sell a comprehensive range of feeds for all cage and aviary birds, including seed mixes for parrots, budgies, finches, cockatiels, parakeets, pigeons and canaries.

Cuttlefish is a 100% natural product. It does vary in size. Although our cuttlefish is predominately 2-4 inches long there could and will be at times some pieces smaller and some larger (up to approx. 6 inches).. It will therefore at times vary from images and from batch to batch Pack may also contain a small percentage of broken cuttlefish.
At Maltbys’ Stores 1904 Limited we specialise in cage bird ( aviary) bird foods and supplies. We pride ourselves on selling top quality products all year round. Please search for Maltbys’ Stores 1904 Limited to see the rest of our extensive range.
As one of the biggest sellers in the British cage bird food market we on average get a fresh delivery every 3 weeks on all our best selling lines. So you are always buying off us the freshest possible products.
Sold by Maltbys’ Stores 1904 Limited a trusted UK BRAND serving the British wild bird, pet, garden and fishing community for over 100 years with top quality fresh products.



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