Originally Posted by cocatoolover101
We recently purchesed some (we think) Japenese quail from a market. We got them to basically clean the bottom of our avairy, which houses a pair of budgies. We have 6 quail in total 2 males and 4 females 2 for each male. They are in seperate avairies. whill the males fight if we put them together as we want to breed them. What sort of a nest do we need and habitat at the botom of the avairy. We bought pellets for them, but do we feed them veggie scraps like chickens? If so what are the "do's" and "don't's" with that obviously no avacardo or chocolate.
Any advice would be much apprieciated
That's not really enough females but it may be harder to solve the problem than to just let it ride and hope for the best. Quail are extremely territorial and don't like new birds being added to their groups.
Don't keep multiple roos in same cage. Raises stress level, reduces thrift of the birds, and thats assuming they aren't playing deathmatch all day.
Feed them high protein game bird feed, they can also eat whatever your other birds are dropping but if the aviary floor doesn't have some sort of grit to aid their digestion, you will want to add some.
Raw potatoes are a no no as well.