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Natural Corn Cob Bedding

So when I bought Minnie back in August, the owner gave us pretty much everything they had for birds, all their seed, treats, everything. They also gave us this Natural Corn Cob Bedding. I haven't touched it, but I still have it. Are there any dangers in using it?




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There can be yes! Corn bedding can carry fungus.

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Corn cob gets moldy very quickly that's why I use walnut shells.

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Here is an article about this. I do not want to tell you what to use but my vet recommends paper only at the bottom of cages. Personally, I buy a big roll of brown paper at staples and use that but, newsprint is just fine and I believe the inks are now vegetable based if you are using newspapers. Change the paper everyday. If you have a nest box, a breeder on Talk Parrotlets recommends rolled oats as bedding since it does not harm the birds if they eat it.

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I'm not going to use it, and I didn't use it in the first place because I had heard some negative things about it. I was just making sure from you guys! I prefer paper. I think it is so much easier to use anyway.




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Corn cob and walnut shell are both dangerous!
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Any of the litters hold moisture and dust, so are dangerous if not maintained regularly and inspected almost daily. Paper liners, newspaper being the easiest usually, are safer because they absorb some of the moisture and don't hold the dust and dander.



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After reading about so many bird diseases the other day, I feel like it isn't even worth it using something such as the corn cob bedding because of the bacteria that could be on it and what it does to our birds. And also, I don't find birds and their cages to be very stinky anyway. Odor and mess aren't a problem.




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I've never heard of corn cob bedding? May be a dumb question but what is it?

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Corn cob bedding is dried ground corn cobs
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Ahh thanks!

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Daisy, if you want more information about it, here is the exact stuff that I was given. (But I don't use.) http://www.petland.com/hot-deals-pet...1500-cuin.html
There is a more specific description under it. Hope that helps!




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Thanks Abby! I've never known anybody use it haha

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At places like Petsmart, I see them use some type of bedding. That's really the only place I've seen them use anything other than paper.




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I sometimes use the little wooden chips that I use for my vivarium, it's safe and easy to clean. The birds seem to like it too

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