new bedding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    so i went to the pet store today to buy some wood bedding, this is what i got

    aspen wood bedding for small animals, i made sure there was no ceder in it, and low dust

    shouldn't be a problem no? want to get an ok before i open it so that if its wrong i can take it back
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Honestly i Hate any kind of wood...lol
    I use Sand (beach sand, play sand or construction sand) i found to be the best..Just get a kitty litter scooper and throw out the clumps. EASY and FAST !!!!
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Aspen is fine bedding for quail.... Bill
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    yea i got them a sandbox inside as well to help with the poo, so its kinda gonna be a mix b/c they kick the sand around alot anyway
     
  5. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Why can't I come up with these simple ideas [​IMG] , won't be buying as much chips in the future with this little bit of info. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    For each pen I use equine pine pellets in the trays. In the dust boxes, sand, oyster shell, with the occasional mealworms [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Why can't I come up with these simple ideas [​IMG] , won't be buying as much chips in the future with this little bit of info. Thanks [​IMG]

    YOU WANT SIMPLE? DONT USE ANY CHIPS OR SAND! (BOTH ARE HORRIBLE SURFACES FOR HATCHLINGS ANYWAY! AND STRAW/ HAY ARENT MUCH BETTER) PLACE THEM ON A FIRM GRIP SURFACE FOR THE 1ST WEEK... TOWELS, RUBBER SHELF LINER, ETC--- THESE ARE "REUSEABLE" IN THAT THEY CAN BE CLEANED AND USED AGAIN... ONCE THEY ARE A WEEK OLD THE LEG JOINTS AND MUSCLES SUPPORTING THEM ARE "SET" --- SPRADDLE LEG IS NO LONGER A CONCERN... NOW YOU CAN USE PLAIN GOOD OLD FASHIONED, CHEAP, EASILY OBTAINABLE NEWSPAPER [​IMG] JUST CHANGE THE PAPER OUT AS NEEDED.
     
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  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:Why can't I come up with these simple ideas [​IMG] , won't be buying as much chips in the future with this little bit of info. Thanks [​IMG]

    YOU WANT SIMPLE? DONT USE ANY CHIPS OR SAND! (BOTH ARE HORRIBLE SURFACES FOR HATCHLINGS ANYWAY! AND STRAW/ HAY ARENT MUCH BETTER) PLACE THEM ON A FIRM GRIP SURFACE FOR THE 1ST WEEK... TOWELS, RUBBER SHELF LINER, ETC--- THESE ARE "REUSEABLE" IN THAT THEY CAN BE CLEANED AND USED AGAIN... ONCE THEY ARE A WEEK OLD THE LEG JOINTS AND MUSCLES SUPPORTING THEM ARE "SET" --- SPRADDLE LEG IS NO LONGER A CONCERN... NOW YOU CAN USE PLAIN GOOD OLD FASHIONED, CHEAP, EASILY OBTAINABLE NEWSPAPER [​IMG] JUST CHANGE THE PAPER OUT AS NEEDED.

    i don't get the newspaper lol

    i guess i could go steal from the local recycling center....would that be a crime, i mean it is getting recycled
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YOU WANT SIMPLE? DONT USE ANY CHIPS OR SAND! (BOTH ARE HORRIBLE SURFACES FOR HATCHLINGS ANYWAY! AND STRAW/ HAY ARENT MUCH BETTER) PLACE THEM ON A FIRM GRIP SURFACE FOR THE 1ST WEEK... TOWELS, RUBBER SHELF LINER, ETC--- THESE ARE "REUSEABLE" IN THAT THEY CAN BE CLEANED AND USED AGAIN... ONCE THEY ARE A WEEK OLD THE LEG JOINTS AND MUSCLES SUPPORTING THEM ARE "SET" --- SPRADDLE LEG IS NO LONGER A CONCERN... NOW YOU CAN USE PLAIN GOOD OLD FASHIONED, CHEAP, EASILY OBTAINABLE NEWSPAPER [​IMG] JUST CHANGE THE PAPER OUT AS NEEDED.

    i don't get the newspaper lol

    i guess i could go steal from the local recycling center....would that be a crime, i mean it is getting recycled

    THERE'S PAPER BOXES ALL OVER THE WORLD.... AND THEN FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS THAT MAY GET IT--- THEY WIL OFTEN TIMES SAVE IT UP FOR YOU IF YOU JUST ASK. I HAVE 1/2 OF MY ELDERLY FATHERS SUBDIVISION SAVES ME NEWSPAPERS AND ANY SHREDDED PAPER THEY HAVE (I USE IT FOR PADDING WHEN SHIPPING EGGS)
     

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