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post #11 of 17
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Are quail better kept in pairs?

 

If an aviary is big enough, does it matter the male to female ratio?

~Nikki :)

 

 

Current pets - I have 2 boy kitties, a snowshoe and a brown tabby!

 

Future pets - Adopt 1 or 2 rescue greyhounds, adopt a bonded pair of house bunnies, get a nice "little" flock of chickens (around 12-16, all different breeds!) and some serama chickens as pets! And cats, of course! :P

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~Nikki :)

 

 

Current pets - I have 2 boy kitties, a snowshoe and a brown tabby!

 

Future pets - Adopt 1 or 2 rescue greyhounds, adopt a bonded pair of house bunnies, get a nice "little" flock of chickens (around 12-16, all different breeds!) and some serama chickens as pets! And cats, of course! :P

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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Nunie View Post
 

Are quail better kept in pairs?

 

If an aviary is big enough, does it matter the male to female ratio?


This I am unsure of as I always kept mine in pairs.

post #13 of 17
Sorry to add to this post but can anyone identify this quail, it hatched among a load of coturnix but is the only one like it, just wondered if there was a name for it or if its just a colour/pattern variation
Edited by deanoduck - 3/4/16 at 6:58am
post #14 of 17
Tibetan tuxedo coturnix.
post #15 of 17
Thank you, would these trates come through if i breed it with a normal coturnix or would i need 2 tibetan tuxedo ??
post #16 of 17
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Sorry to add to this post but can anyone identify this quail, it hatched among a load of coturnix but is the only one like it, just wondered if there was a name for it or if its just a colour/pattern variation. Yes.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Nunie View Post
 

Are quail better kept in pairs?

 

If an aviary is big enough, does it matter the male to female ratio?

If we are talking button quail, I have read about someone having two pairs in an aviary, though as far as I remember the pairs in question were bonded before being put together. This might be part of the reason why it worked - everyone were happy with their own partners, no need to try to impress anyone by fighting. But if there isn't enough room, there might still be territorial fights. I don't remember the size of the aviary in question. 

I also read about someone on here having a large aviary with many buttons of both sexes. I don't quite remember whether there were any problems involved in this though, but the person seemed to thing it worked well.

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