Chinchilla dust for quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dingo, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up a canister of chinchilla dust that was in a "free" stuff box at my local humane society, it's made/produced by LM animal farms. The ingredients list just says "Fuller's Earth." Any thoughts?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I used to use it for my coturnix adults. It got expensive though [​IMG] Now I use oyster shells and sand [​IMG]

    Go ahead try it out, they will love it!
     
  3. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks quaillady. I figured it was probly safe thats why I grabbed it, but better to be safe. [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The only problem I could see with it is that it is supposed to be really fine....so they might kick up a dust storm while using it. Other than that, it should be fine [​IMG]
     
  5. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can't be worse than the feed they're tossing all over the place. [​IMG]
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You got a point there my friend! [​IMG]
     
  7. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have plastic wrapping the end of the cage where the sand box is and I still have sand all over the place! [​IMG]

    Thank goodness they are in a room just for birds. Now all I need to do is learn to not go in there in my socks! Oh the mess I track out into the rest of the house! LOL!!
     
  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those chin boxes would be perfect for keeping the dust in the bath though. My Aunt and Uncle ranched chinchillas in the early 90's when they were really big, I know all about that mess. The volcanic dust was/is supposed to be best for the furs, but quail are another ball game so I don't know.
     
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