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Bedding material

We are getting our first parrot he is a baby fiery shouldered conure. I was told that wood pellets make a good bedding material, if so can I use pellets designed for pellet stoves?
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Re: Bedding material

There's specific bedding materials they sell for pet use. You don't use stuffs that's meant to be used for wood stoves.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: Bedding material

I use the paper cage liners from Foster and Smith. I love them! Awesomely easy for me to clean up too!
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Re: Bedding material

Get your bird a Happy Hut. My bird loves it! Should be at Petsmart!
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Re: Bedding material

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Get your bird a Happy Hut. My bird loves it! Should be at Petsmart!
As long as you keep an observation making sure there's no loose strings and such! There's other members posting bad stuffs about them in the past....
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Re: Bedding material

I used to work at Petsmart and we used the corn pellets in the aviary's as bedding, they are terrible! They get soggy, birds eat them which can impact their digestive system, they're dusty, really heavy, and it's inconvenient to change which may discourage people from changing it daily. One vital thing is you need to be able to clearly see droppings, that is often the first sign of illness.

I use, and recommended to costumers, newsprint paper. it comes in many different sizes so it's easy to find a close fit to your own cage. Every evening before they go to bed I replace the paper, it's simple and easy. Other members also recommend unscented puppy pee pads. and theirs always good old fashioned newspaper.



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Get your bird a happy Hut. My bird loves it! Should be at Petsmart!
As long as you keep an observation making sure there's no loose strings and such! There's other members posting bad stuffs about them in the past....
Yes, they are VERY dangerous. Members have had their birds strangled, and loose toes. birds may also ingest the fibers, impacting their digestive system. I am always a stunned to see them recommended and used by so many of our members.
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Good old news papers is all I ever use. Its a lot safer then most things out there!
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Re: Bedding material

Thank you for all your suggestions
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Re: Bedding material

Conures are full time cavity dwellers and the use of a tent for sleeping is something I always recommend. As long as you get the proper ones, with invisible stitching and made of fleece, and that you inspect it regularly, there is no problem!

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Re: Bedding material

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Yes, they are VERY dangerous. Members have had their birds strangled, and loose toes. birds may also ingest the fibers, impacting their digestive system. I am always a stunned to see them recommended and used by so many of our members.
I had my hut for a little more than a year now. Never had an issue! I cut the Tag and made sure there was nothing to snag him. My bird would kill me if i take it out of his cage!

I am not saying that the other members are making things up about what happened, but so many recommend a happy hut because our birds love them and they never have hurt themselves with it. Maybe they are not inspecting it before adding it to the cage? it says to do so on the package.

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