Button Quail Cage Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailmaster, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. quailmaster

    quailmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to make cages for my buttons and was

    wondering [​IMG] if the

    cages have to have floor with sand,or could I make the floor out of

    wire with a pan.pics would help!!!


    Thanks
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    buttons can even be housed completley on wire if you wanted to, but they arent really messy so normally people dont do that. Any kind of solid ground is perfect for htem as long as it's convieniant for you i dont see the issue with it. They dont need sand for bedding, any sort of bedding is fine well though if you can stay away from cedar and pine.
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Quote:What she said
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:What's wrong with pine? I use pine with mine all the time?
     
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Quote:What's wrong with pine? I use pine with mine all the time?

    I use hard wood
    No ceder or pine
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:What's wrong with pine? I use pine with mine all the time?

    Cedar and pine have Phenol oils which have been prooven in some studies to cause respiratory problems. Aspen is the better of the pines but even it has a smell to it. I use paper towel type bedding but i also use aspen bedding when I dont have the $ for the more expensive stuff.
     

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