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Old 08-04-2013, 02:25 PM
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Cage liners experience

I was looking and Dr. Fosters/Smith cage liners they seem to be more of a tissue or cotton type as opposed to the wax paper liners. Has anyone used these or what would you recommend. I use newspaper currently and although safe, I dont like the smell they have
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:17 PM
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Re: Cage liners experience

I use plain white paper towels
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:40 PM
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Re: Cage liners experience

We use newspaper....but, I recently saw this site Cage Catchers and think they might be a nice convenient choice.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:07 AM
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Re: Cage liners experience

We use "Puppy Pee Pads" or "Adult Incontinence Pads" and LOVE them.

These can be bought for far less at places like Wal-Mart, Target, TJ Max, even eBay has them for sale. They come in different sizes. We use 24"x36" on our larger Macaw cages and the smaller 21"x23" in the smaller cages.

What we like about them is the plastic backing on them and the absorbing material on top. The plastic backing doesn't allow any spilt water to pass through, thus, it saves your metal trays from prematurely rusting away.

Some will argue that the cost isn't worth it, but we have 14 cages and even then we feel the offset of cost is far worth it because it makes caring for that many birds a LOT easier. Tray change outs and cleaning are a lot easier with the use of them.

Please note, in ALL of our cages we use the bottom grate/grille to separate the waste tray and pads from the birds.
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Re: Cage liners experience

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We use newspaper....but, I recently saw this site Cage Catchers and think they might be a nice convenient choice.
The web page doesn't say much. Is it just wax paper, like we use in the kitchen?
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Re: Cage liners experience

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We use "Puppy Pee Pads" or "Adult Incontinence Pads" and LOVE them.
How is the effect different from newspaper? I'm seeing that a multi-day stack of newspaper can soak through the top sheet, so that is one thing.
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The web page doesn't say much. Is it just wax paper, like we use in the kitchen?
Yeah, I don't know since I am currently using newspaper. Sounds like it though....
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Re: Cage liners experience

I just use newspaper. and I haven't noticed a smell.
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Re: Cage liners experience

Are the puppy pads safe in case the bird digests it. I dont use a grate. Papertowels I guess could be okay but Im reading that white papertowels may have been bleached and when it comes safety that takes precident
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I buy newsprint art pads and use that
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