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Posted by Pennebaker on September 23, 2002 at 09:40:16:
In Reply to: Forgot to ask: How high is the pile?..np posted by Vic on September 22, 2002 at 12:55:07:
This time it was only about 6 inches, but I usually try to get it a little higher. I had to reprep in a hurry since I had no idea she was as close as she was to laying--oops! She'd been eating like a champ the day before so it took me by surprise.
::moist peatmoss should work. a lot of breeders use cat litter pans filled with moist substrate (sand, soil, peat, ...)
::I have found (after giving my guys options) that mine prefer just a big pile of moist substrate in one of the corners of the cage--they dig into it and make their own little cave to deposit the eggs.
::7 more laid yesterday!!!
:::I'm wondering what kind of nestbox you breeders are using.
:::I mean how big/deep and with what kind of substrate.
:::Will moist peatmoss do the job?