On 10/31/05, MKay wrote:
> The oatmeal was suggested for a baby Grey who was experimenting with
> it's new-found sense of taste. Many weaning babies will taste and
> ingest shavings. During this period, it was recommended that I try
> oatmeal bedding. I really would never use it in a nestbox. But for
> babies that are weaning, I will keep the oatmeal on hand. I lost a
> baby a while back that had tried to eat shavings. They became lodged
> in it's esophagus. I know this because I was able to clear them
> after the baby was dead. They were definately shavings. Oatmeal is
> more plyable, though it expands, it is softer and can be swallowed
> easily. As with any bedding, it will get soiled and need to be
> changed just as often.
Well you dont want that bird playing in
pooh, Howards advice seems people have
tried many things and fighting off
bacteria is a problem. The swallowing
of shavings is a problem also with
deadly end results. I guess using
carefresh with a semi fine mesh
works best. This way hes gets
nothing with pooh to nibble on.
Gail worth uses straight newspaper.