Wooden shavings

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Wooden shavings

Post by Nils on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:11 am

This might sound like a daft question (probably is lol) but I have come across a wooden supplier that has free wooden shavings and sawdust.

Would this wooden shavings be OK for the quails??

Not sure if it is fine wooden shavings or if its offcuts etc but supplier said I can come and help myself...

Ta

Nils

avatar
Nils
Japanese Quail
Japanese Quail

Female
Number of posts : 128
Location : Hampshire
My eBay : nilsuk
Registration date : 2008-07-03

View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/nilsuk

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by Oneounce2many on Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:15 am

Use pine shavings, this I find is the best. Also, Aspen shavings can cause skin problems.
avatar
Oneounce2many
Japanese Quail
Japanese Quail

Male
Number of posts : 118
Age : 23
Location : Cary, North Carolina
Registration date : 2008-05-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by andoy on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:20 am

I'm not too sure about the sawdust part of the equation. That would just get kicked around and create a lot of mess (probably matt up when wet). Certain woods are better than others as Oneonce2Many has mentioned. The wood should be untreated and should be soft to the touch. I suppose it might be ok if it's soft enough for you to crunch without getting cut or hurting yourself.
avatar
andoy
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Bobwhite

Male
Number of posts : 916
Age : 49
Location : Harrow, NW London
My eBay : andoyolg
Species Kept : Japanese and Bobwhite
Registration date : 2008-03-13

View user profile http://andoy.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by internet_nobody on Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:54 am

I'm not sure how sensitive a quail's respiratory system is, but pine shavings in the USA are not recommended for any small rodents due to the much higher levels of phenols found than the European pine...not a problem for Nils in Hampshire, but might be useful for those over the pond!
avatar
internet_nobody
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Bobwhite

Female
Number of posts : 915
Age : 32
Location : Coventry
My eBay : internet_nobody
Species Kept : Japanese and Bobwhite
Registration date : 2007-09-26

View user profile http://www.emmap.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by lukeelliot on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:23 pm

i wouldn't use it myself as sawdust can get into there eyes an cause untold damage! bu woodshavings would be fine.

Luke

lukeelliot
Cheeping Chick
Cheeping Chick

Male
Number of posts : 38
Age : 38
Location : cheltenham
Registration date : 2007-11-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by Nils on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:32 pm

Right just been back and if I had a lorry and a farm my animals would be the happiest.

There are shed loads of the stuff there.

It feels soft to the touch and their are 2 'tip like bins' - one with wooden shavings and other full of sawdust.

Grabbed 2 black bags full for myself and another for another member here. Wish I was closer to you all to share... ;-p

Thanks for the advice

Nils
x
avatar
Nils
Japanese Quail
Japanese Quail

Female
Number of posts : 128
Location : Hampshire
My eBay : nilsuk
Registration date : 2008-07-03

View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/nilsuk

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by keef on Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:25 pm

i'd just like to add something to this.
i used to use the fine wood shavings, but found it to be messy, and yes it does tend to mat together and i'm sure it would stick to the birds feet
so i looked for something different.
i came across some cat litter, it's basically a wooden moulded pellet which is 100% bio degradeable, and i'm using that at the moment.
my Japs And CPQ are fine on it.
it is however a little exspensive, 50 fo 15 litres, it don't go very far, so i hope it lasts a long time.

i also found at B&Q some soft wood shavings, they are intended for childrens play areas, if they fall it softens the blow, i put some Japs on it, and they love it, the cost is 3.48 for a large bag, or you can buy 4 bags for 12
gotta be worth a try

keef
avatar
keef
Japanese Quail
Japanese Quail

Male
Number of posts : 159
Age : 52
Location : birmingham, quinton
Registration date : 2007-11-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by Nils on Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:49 pm

Thanks for that keef however I have added some to the rabbit hutches and they seem to be fine.

But I will look at bandq though

ta
nils

avatar
Nils
Japanese Quail
Japanese Quail

Female
Number of posts : 128
Location : Hampshire
My eBay : nilsuk
Registration date : 2008-07-03

View user profile http://www.freewebs.com/nilsuk

Back to top Go down

Re: Wooden shavings

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum