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Moth In Nesting Box Shavings

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I have been reading and searching for over an hour but can only find - I haven't had a problem with moths - so not sure if there is an answer anywhere or not!

 

I just cleaned out the untreated Rimu/Matai Wood Shavings from the Cockatiel nestbox and found one moth in it.

 

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I put the wool blanket over the nesting box on colder nights as I lost 2 chicks during a cold snap just to keep them warmer. This is an outside entrance to the house up one side of the house and for some reason the wind comes straight in on the cage - the winds roar from the back of the house and go past the door or rage from the sea side front of the house (2 blocks away) and go past the door.

 

Not sure if the moth came from the wool blanket or not but it is inside the nesting box. The chicks fledged a few days ago and noticed the mum wasn't about today so decided to change the nesting material.

 

Any tips on what I need to keep the moths away. I saw a thread with ideas for seed bins and breeding areas but this isn't the same.

 

Many thanks

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Don't worry one moth is not a problem, just watch if you keep getting moths or they appear in large numbers, get back to us. Cheers Clearwing

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Don't worry one moth is not a problem, just watch if you keep getting moths or they appear in large numbers, get back to us. Cheers Clearwing

 

Thank you - what a relief. I just thought - now what!!!

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