What can I use as a nesting material for my budgie?

Nesting material for budgies Parakeet nesting boxes also require bedding. Unscented pine shavings are the most commonly used and least expensive bedding. Unscented pine shavings are readily available at most pet supply stores and can be purchased on large or small cubes.

What can I use as nesting material?

You can also put out concentrated stashes of nest material….Do provide any combination of the following:

  • Dead twigs.
  • Dead leaves.
  • Dry grass (make sure the grass hadn’t been treated with pesticides)
  • Feathers.
  • Plant fluff or down (e.g. cattail fluff, cottonwood down)
  • Moss.
  • Bark strips.
  • Pine needles.

What kind of nest are best for parakeets?

Nest boxes made out of wood are a perfect substitute. Parakeets don’t need much to breed in the wild, and a nest box with a dry floor area,lined with a soft nesting material to lay their eggs on will be fine.

What kind of bedding can you use for parakeets?

The most frequently used and probably best type of bedding for a bird cage is newspaper or another paper product. Newspaper tends to be cheap and easy to obtain. You may use unprinted or printed newspaper. Do not use the glossy ads because they contain inks that may be unsafe for your bird.

Can you use cotton balls for nesting material?

Human hair can also be used. All Natural Fibers: Cotton balls (real cotton) can be used, as well as wool. Feathers: Feathers from an old down coat or pillow would be great to add to your materials.

Do parakeets need a nest?

So, do parakeets need a nest? The answer is yes, they do. Parakeets in the wild tend to live in nests in hollowed out tree trunks, often moving in after a woodpecker has moved out. They like to begin nesting in preparation for breeding, but they will also use a nest for sleeping.

What kind of bedding is safe for birds?

All-natural heat treated pine, aspen and paper pellets that have nothing added in terms of colors, deodorizers or scents, and very little to no dust, are the safest to use with pet birds.

Can you use paper bedding for birds?

Paper pellet and pulp bedding are also not recommended. They are safe to use, but I know of two people who are SURE their pellet loving birds have eaten them.

Do parakeets need gravel paper?

Gravel is not needed for hook billed birds such as Budgies, Lovebirds, Parrotlets, Cockatiels or parrots. Even Finches and Canaries do not require grit. We do not recommend putting gravel or gravel paper on the bottom of your cage. Quite often this product is sold with cages that have no grate.