Dust and Grit

Kneedles

Songster
6 Years
Jul 22, 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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.
 

funsized72

Songster
6 Years
Jul 19, 2014
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SF bay area CA
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.
they only need grit if you feed them treats cuz their crumbles are water soluble apparently ( I'll learn this from DC)
 

Sill

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6 Years
Dec 30, 2013
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Tempe, AZ
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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