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    karenh1996
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    Question on Bedding

    Hi all....love this board!! The information is priceless!!
    I currently have the Corn Cob bedding in Amigo's cage.
    I keep it very clean by scooping the pooh out everyday and changing the entire tray weekly. I like the way it looks in the cage, looks better than newspaper. I have a grate at the bottom of the cage so birdy cannot eat it.
    You think this is ok??
    I have heard that it is not good but he doesn't have ANY contact with it at all.
    Thanks for your responses.

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    Hi karenh. I was thinking of doing that at one point and even put some down (without a grate). But when my tiel's would fly out of their cage or go back inside the stuff would be all over the place. So I declined on keeping it. I do not know if it is safe or not. I agree with you it does look nice though.

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    This is something I've been wondering too...I think the biggest worries are the bird ingesting the bedding, or not being able to really see the consistency of the bird's poop.

    -Nikki

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    I think the litter type bedding is fine as long as you have a grate to keep them out of it.

    The biggest concern I have read about that type of bedding is ingestion of it.

    With wood chip bedding I think its the fumes of the wood that is the concern.

    I used newspaper since its easy to replace, store, cheap, and clean. Once every 3rd day I will pull out the tray & roll up the paper. Nice and easy. If the tray has food dust or something a quick wipe does the trick.
    Also its easier to check the droppings as was allready posted.

    Like Pootspete said... my teil is cliped but she loves to grab ahold of a perch and flap like crazy wich tends to blow any droped seed & pelet all over the place along with teil dust!

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    WOW!! Thanks to all who answered. :b
    Our Amigo flaps his wings too but apparently not hard enough to kick the cob out of the cage.
    I am pretty anal about keeping the cage clean. I may just see how it works out.
    Any other suggestions are more than welcome.
    Thanks all!!

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    i also use corn cob bedding. it does get every where, but what the heck


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    Oh Snap!

    ITS PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!

    :haha :haha

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    If he eats it, it can, and does, cause crop impaction and will kill him.
    I personally wouldn't use it- I find printer paper looks fine.
    If you decide to keep using it, be sure the tiel has NO contact with the bedding.

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    When i first got my tiel, i used soft, untreated wood chips at the bottom of the cage, without the grate. This is because he was still a baby and didnt have very god balance. Also, he was just getting used to his new surroundings. I wanted to make sure that if he accidently fell, he wouldnt hurt himself on the grate. After about two or three weeks, he had better balance and was used to his cage, so i put the grate back down and used papertowls. I hope this info helps.

    ~Joe and Max:freak

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    I'd like to get some of these www.cage-catchers.com/ becasue they are plain white and the exact size of the cage bottom. No more newspaper folding! Since I am trying to save up for a new cage, getting ones for the current one wouldnt do me much good.

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    Re: Question on Bedding

    Newspaper or printer paper is what I use, because, like someone else said, dropping colour can indicate health problems. Corn-cob or other bedding hides the droppings so it would be harder to notice. Also, newspaper tends to draw attention to the droppings and mess alot more, and so, it encourages you to clean the cage regularly.

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