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Re: Pros and Cons of Parrot Litter?

Posted by Lewis on 1/23/08
(5) Comments

    Thank-You Bob and Karen, I think I will stick with the
    newspaper..I never gave a thought to Bacteria or mold. I was
    just looking for something to make it a little easier. But as I
    see now, the easy way isnt always the safe way. I am glad I
    posted before going to buy a bag! Your input is greatly

    On 1/22/08, karen wrote:
    > On 1/22/08, bob wrote:
    >> i don't think litter is a good idea at all personally. just
    >> a place for bacteria to hang out (moistness from bird
    >> droppings, foods, flinging water, etc). if you dont have or
    >> grate, or the grate is not high enough above the tray birds
    > Nice post bob!
    > A refuge I like uses large rolls of waxed white butcher paper.
    > Easy to change as they cut many and keep extras under the cage.
    > With 1 large white sheet to pull they can tell how much the
    > bird is eating, pooping and what food it rejets. A terry
    > towel is used to wipe thing down & if the bird took a bath the
    > butcher paper does not absorb & the water can just be dumped
    > into a bucket. This refuge normaly has 50+ birds inside &
    > must be careful of dust!
    > Thanks for reminding people DUST,MOLD & Bacteria is a Big Deal!