Dust and Grit

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Kneedles, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two questions about products that I have bought for my King Quail:

    1. Because I have yet to buy any quail-only dust for the quail to bathe in, I bought some chinchilla dust from a pet shop today on the off-chance that it would have the same effect. I do not think that it is suitable for my quail; can somebody confirm my suspicion?

    2. Do quails need grit for anything? I bought some for my quail a while ago, but I cannot remember whether or not I was actually meaning to buy dust at the time.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they only need grit if you feed them treats cuz their crumbles are water soluble apparently ( I'll learn this from DC)
     
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  3. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your quail are outdoors then chinchilla dust is a big waste of money. Way too expensive for quail to throw out during their dust bathing. Get a bag of play sand at your local DIY store. Cheap and it works.
     
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