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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:07 am    Post subject: nest box bedding

Hi ya there everyone i'm just wanting to see what people are using in the nest box for bedding as i have been using wood chippings bt i been told to use compost so now i dont know what to do, what do you use in yours please?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject:

We have used Wood shavings from chainsaw, coarsr sawdust, turning from a wood turner, forest floor multch and combinations of the above with forest floor mulch.
sawdust packs down very quick, so considere that a no go.
I THINK chainsaw chips, with a bit of forest floor mulch is the best, but when it comes down to it I dont think the kakariki mind at all...

We have 1 female at the moment, who spent ages throwing the shavings out, then we out in chips, she thru those out and is sitting on eggs on bare wood. This is the only time this has happened.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:23 am    Post subject:

Thank you for thats its crazy what they do, what do you think of putting compost in their?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject:

Well composted, and dry..dont see why not
They will most proberly eat it
Run a site search for compost and u will get some further info on it

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