I have a question about the grate
on the cage bottom and my babies, Toasty and Chicken.
It has been lined with newpaper for a while now in preparation of them emerging from nest so as for them not to hurt their little tootisies.
As you know now both chicks have come out of the nest...one is 5 weeks and 2 days..other chick is 4 weeks and 4 days.
They both get around well....perch very well and are climbing the cage bars and such. Toasty can fly very well and Chicken is almost there..can do it but not as well as his older brother yet. Toasty is eating everything in site in his dish and off the floor covered with the newspaper. Chicken is pecking food off newspaper but still not as zealous about eating on his own. My question is when do you experienced keet owners/breeders think it is safe enough for me to remove the newspaper off the grate.
I know I should wait until both
babies are experienced enough at eating well on their own..giving them full chance to peck at any fallen seeds and such.
But I want to know if you recommend a certain amount of weeks/months to have gone by for it to be safe enough to remove paper from grate.
thanks in advance for any input.