Grit pick stone

Grit pick stone

A grit pick not only provides the budgie with the grit it needs for digestion, but also important minerals, depending on the grit mix chosen.

Accessories needed

Basic recipe




  • Mix the water with the psyllium husks and leave for 15-20 minutes. allow to swell.
  • Mix in bird grit, then add clay powder and mix everything well.
  • Mix in dried herbs.
  • Mix everything well until a uniform mass is formed.
  • Pour mixture into silicone mold and press firmly (3 bars).
  • Pinch off three pieces, each 5cm long, from the wooden skewer.
  • Also from the stainless steel wire cut three pieces of 10cm each.
  • Attach one piece of stainless steel wire to each wooden skewer.
Wooden skewers with wire
  • Score mass in center of each mold.
  • Press each a wooden skewer with wire into the grit.
  • Press mixture firmly over wooden skewer.
Grit stones in the mold
  • Put the mold in the oven and bake at 90°C for about 45min. let dry.
  • Remove silicone mold from oven and let cool.
  • Grit stones carefully release from the mold and again at 90°C for about 30-45min. let dry.
  • Then take all the Grit stones out of the oven and let them cool.

Before use, the grit pick should be allowed to dry thoroughly for 1-2 days.