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Discussion in 'Quail' started by frigginchi, Oct 5, 2012.
I want to start a collection but don't want a bazillion cages. Are there any problems mixing them?
What species were you planning on mixing? How large of cage?
Ummm all of them? LoL I don't know yet. Whatever I get my hands on I have a 9'x3'x18" LxWxH wire cage now.
In my experience, Bobwhites can be very aggressive to other breeds, even as juveniles. I had to place 3 Coturnix in the hospital cage because the Bobs chewed their faces/nasal/beak area. I have a male Coturnix that has NO upper beak now, although he is doing quite well. Button quail cannot be kept with other types.
I got little black leather jackets and do rags for all my BW hens they hormonal little witches LOL I have my corts and gambels and BW sepperate pens cages as well as my Ninjas ( chukka)
I've actually seen video's off youtube where quails of different species were kept together. (Button, Coturnix and Tibetan in one cage once)
I even asked that question myself on one of the videos with mixed breeds in the enclosure, and the lady told me that she hatched those quails together, meaning that they knew each other from birth.
Though I wouldn't actually suggest having a huge society of different breeds of birds in one enclosure. So maybe buying different breeds of quail eggs, incubating them and letting them all grow up together might actually work. (I haven't tried this yet, so I don't know if it'll work.)
Otherwise, do not mix different breeds of adult quail. Quail are quite territorial, and with 'strangers' in their cage it won't be very nice.
... Maybe you could get one large cage and put loads of dividers in? xD