Cockatiels nesting supplies

by Debra
(Medford, OR 97501)

We put purple egg crate cardboard in the nest box. It turned their water colored. Will this make our birds sick? We were just trying to give them some soft carboard to shred up. Thank You, Debra and August

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Feb 23, 2009
Purple nesting material safety question
by: The Vet

It is probably food grade coloring, but I would recommend not using it just in case. There are several products on the market that are made for this and are safe. Eco Nest comes to mind. There are others, too.

Side note, do your bird a favor and put him on a water bottle like the Lixit water bottle. It is more sanitary and prevents bacterial contamination.

Dr B

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