Dust and Grit

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

  1. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chirping

    Jul 22, 2014
    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.
  2. funsized72

    funsized72 Chirping

    Jul 19, 2014
    SF bay area CA
    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 Songster

    Dec 30, 2013
    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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