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What is the best to used for the bottom of a budgies cage sand paper or bedding?? I do have a greate at the bottom but I wasn't sure what is the. Eat and saftest for the budgies!

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I use paper and then grit on top when I have to keep one in a cage for any reason. Sand OR paper or sand AND paper should both work. Sandpaper as it's sold in some stores I'd advise against just like the sandpaper rolles that get sold to put around perches. Imagine walking on abrasive every time you touch the floor!
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Soy ink newspaper is fine.
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I would not use sand paper nor would I use grit or sand in my budgies' cage.

https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...ur-budgie.html

You can use the white sections of newspapers or white kitchen paper towels.

I put newspaper on top of the grates in my cages as it makes for much easier clean-up.
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My vet strongly encourages the use of paper. Bedding materials can harbor mold and bacteria, can be hard to clean thoroughly, and make it difficult to keep that important eye on your budgie's droppings, which are often the first (and sometimes only) indication we have that something might be wrong with them. Anything with a sand/grit texture can harm your birds if they eat it.

You can usually find newspaper for free by asking neighbors, libraries or local businesses that have waiting rooms for old editions (be sure to avoid the glossy ads, and there is some concern about colored inks, so if your budgie likes to chew on the bedding, that's something to consider). Otherwise, to avoid any concerns, you can purchase unprinted newspaper or butcher paper in huge rolls that last forever, or buy cage liners either in rolls or already conveniently cut to the dimensions of your cage.

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I use plain white paper towels. That way I can keep an eye on the appearance of their poo.
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If I use paper towels on top of the grate will the budgies chew on it?!
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If I use paper towels on top of the grate will the budgies chew on it?!
My guys used to love shredding the edges of the paper towels, but got bored with it after a few days and don't mess with it anymore.
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I use plain white paper towels. That way I can keep an eye on the appearance of their poo.
I do the same, but I put them under the grate. I just clean the grate with apple cider vinegar every other day and change the paper each day. Since I only have one budgie, it's pretty simple.
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I don't use paper towels. My flock chews on them, and I worry about crop impaction. I use soy ink newspaper.
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