$25 for one button quail?!?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duckncover, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    The ONLY person I can find that has button quails in my area wants TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS for one single quail. It costs $12 for 12 eggs that may eventually contain 12 quails so where does he get off charging $25 for one. I'm honestly furious. [​IMG] All I want is a mate for Perti but there always has to be a giant obstical when I want something. [​IMG]

    Poor Petri is getting so big but has nothing to do but pace back and forth all day.
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    By the way can anyone see if he's male or female?
     
  2. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor little lad! At least he has a mama who loves him so much [​IMG]
     
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    That's horrible!
    $25 [​IMG]

    How did you find that person?
    There has to be more than that you'd think.

    Have you considered advertising on craigslist that your looking for a female button quail?

    (I think you have a boy there.)

    I hope you find one soon! Right now ours is content with the company of the coturnix. I have ordered eggs, so later we will get it a mate.
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a little boy quail raised alone and lived alone for almost a year. I think he was okay, actually. He didn't know WHAT to do when we finally gave him a girl.

    'Course, he figured it out pretty quick. [​IMG]

    $25 is absurd. Definitely check craigslist if you haven't already. What a pain. But really, your guy is still doing better than he probably would in the wild--so there is that at least. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Wow! thats robbery!! I just got 3 button quail a month ago for $6 ($2 each)!!
     
  6. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i know it might be a longshot, but have you tried craigslist?
     
  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Supply and demand baby. [​IMG]
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    A few suggestions...

    Here's another site, similar to craigslist, goes by city... Backpage.com

    Have you tried to google bird clubs in your area? Alot of dove breeders have quail. You'd be surprised how many bird breeders keep quail. That's how I started. [​IMG]

    Called all the pet shops and feed stores in your area?
     
  9. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    actually my ad on craigslist that I posted about 10 days ago is how I found this guy. He's the only one that responded. [​IMG]
     
  10. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:Oh,
    I'm sorry to hear that. I just can't believe they would charge that!

    Try the other suggestions I gave .

    Also try google something like... "Button Quail breeders in (your city)"
    And the same for bird club.. "Bird Clubs in (your city)"
     

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