Just cut cedar hedges?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tweetyflights, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today we did the "yearly cedar trimming" to the cedars that go around the perimeter of our yard. The problem is knowing how toxic cedar aroma is to quail (and many animals) and how my quails run is located right infront of the hedges on one side of our yard, that I was wondering how long I should keep him (my quail) in his indoor cage? I don't know for sure if it would be harmful to him at all, but I didn't want to risk it. I have no problem keeping him indoors, though I'm pretty sure It's not the same for him. Thx [​IMG]
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WILD GUESS HERE!

    i'm gonna take a stab at it and say a week

    most vapors in the air will be long gone by then, i'm assuming, but you never know with the sap coming out of where you cut. hopefully someone else might know more, sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats how long I was thinking to be completely safe, as well. He'll still get his daily wanderings and such though. Thx
     
  4. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have anymore thought? [​IMG]
     
  5. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How stifling is the air? I was under the impression that the harmful effects of the cedar oils were only present when in an enclosed space. I would think that if there were plenty of moving air, it'd be fine.
     
  6. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think your right zilla, If your birds were in a brooder with ceder clippings, you may have a problem. But wild quail love to use ceder trees for cover and suffer no ill effect. Let the bird out!! Bill
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I use cedar branches ALL the time in my aviaries for the brush piles. I cut them fresh every month or so and put them right in there fresh. I have never had any troubles with it. As long as you have air movement, and the quail are not competely closed in with it, it will not be a problem. [​IMG]
     
  8. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, that's good to know. Just didn't want to take any chances. Thxs guys. [​IMG]
     

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