button quail bedding

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  1. OpalRaven7

    OpalRaven7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone every used Equine Pine as bedding for button quails? I am wondering if it is safe because I use it for my rabbits and it is cheaper than aspen, and much more absorbent...
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I use the Equine Pine Pellets for Cbbq for sure! I have used Yesterday's news in the past..that's pelleted too. It's easier to clean and less clumping on the little feet.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've used it but I usually wet it some to break it down first.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine Have Lil Teeny Tiny Water Beds (heated Of Course)

    Except For 1 Old Grumpy Pair... They Wanted The Sleep Number Beds That The Head And Feet Sections Can Go Up And Down On...
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I use Equine Pine for all of my button quail, except for one bachelor. He has pine flakes because it works better in his setup. All of the coturnix that are on solid bottoms also have Equine Pine (that means all but 4 of the bachelors...)

    I don't wet them or break them down, though. Doesn't seem to bother them any.

    I don't like to use it for chicks, though. I give them rubber shelf liner (the soft kind, not the slippery kind) and then use pine flakes. I won't give pellets until they are nearly grown. I think the other choices are better for their legs and less likely to cause food confusion.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    SORRY I DONT EVEN KEEP ANY Gamebirdeous Pigmi..... BUT ONCE THAT SENSE OF HUMOR SAW IT THERE WAS NO TURNING BACK...[​IMG]
     
  10. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too small to eat, but make a good cat treat![​IMG] Just kidding, but they sell great if I advertise them as mini- homing pigeons...
     

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