So... I got my 3 new girls today. Fawn, Tibetan, white very cute! Everyone is getting along - no problem! I put all of them in their newly cleaned bigger home and put a little wooden box in there just for fun. Y'know, something to amuse tiny bird brains for a moment or two. Well! They went bonkers!! They piled in 5/6 at a time and started dust bathing like mad! The thing is...I had put pine shavings in the little box. I'm going to get these kids some sand tomorrow...poor dears! Could it be that lack of bathing opportunity is why my covy is a bit "ripe"? ...or do Cots just have a smell to them...? It's nothing horrific, just noticable..... As always - thanks in advance!