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Corn cob bedding?
I am getting a baby Senegal in a few days. I have a cage for her, which has inner dimensions of 24" X 23" X 35". It is made out of rather heavy gauge metal (about the same size as a 6 gauge piercing, if that means anything to anyone), which is powder coated, and has a removable playstand and slide-out tray on top.
The bottom grate is at least 6 inches from the bottom of the slide-out tray beneath the cage, so there is no way that the bird will be able to access anything that is under the grate of the cage.
What should I use in the bottom tray? I plan to line it with a couple of layers of newspaper, but then should I put something on top? I saw some bags of corn cob bedding in the store, with a picture of a parrot on the bag- is that a good material?
Or, what about wood chips? Is pine problematic?
Inside of the cage, I have a cuttlebone, a mineral block, three food/water cups (which each are attached to their own little swing-out door, so can easily be accessed to fill/clean from outside of the cage).
A large rectangular rope swing, a large twisty natural perch which hangs from a short length of chain on each side, one of those perches which is of plastic but varying diameter throughout its length.
And on top is a manzanita playstand, about 2+ feet tall with many different angles and sizes of branches to climb and perch on, and has 7 eye bolts to hang toys from (6 of which are occupied by hanging toys).
So she has toys made from combinations of rope, rawhide, metal, bells, wooden beads, plastic beads.
Does this sound good? Do I need to add something?