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Best quail for pets?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dill, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    What are the best pet quails? I know I want button quail but they aren't the friendliest quail I've heard, so I'd like to get buttons and another type. Buttons mainly for watching and the type for fun. I'd like a quail that will lay with me and be my friend and such like my ducks are.

    Does anyone have like a list with quail breeds and info on each?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    I have heard cortunix are good for pets and they are a little bit friendlier. I got my cortunix hatching eggs for that reason [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Coturnix, hands down. I love mine, and of the bobwhites, buttons and coturnix, they are by FAR the tamest.
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    Just do a google search on Coturnix, or Japanese quail... you'll come up with a bunch of stuff.
     
  4. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I just hatched out some Cortunix 7 weeks ago and they are scared of us at all. They are very tame. I have heard that bobwhites are not tame at all.
    Chris
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Coturnix.....no doubt about it.

    you can also check out my post in my signature link below...I have all sorts of information on about how they are, their care etc. they are wonderful adorable, comical...and just plain perfect. I call them mini chickens for a reason [​IMG]
     
  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    courtnix
     
  7. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix,.. We have one named Cricket and he is a family pet,.. He has a table with a towel on it that we let him walk around on when we take him out of the cage.

    He is a male however and does crow,.. they are kinda loud but I have heard parrots and cockatiels make more noise.
     
  8. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    Ok thanks. I want cortunix then.

    I don't about them being noisey, I have lots of birds (ducks, cockatiels, lovebirds,and budgies) and I love hearing them talk, even if they're just screaming. [​IMG]

    About how big do they get?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  9. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The jumbo coturnix get as big as a fat pigeon,.. the regulars get just a little smaller.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yep i agree about teh jumbo size, the pharoah (normal size) is the size of an america robin (but heavier htan an american robin).


    By the way chuck, i have a male named Cricket too!!! [​IMG] He was the only one in his batch that called just likea male cricket singing lol! "cree cree cree cree cree!" LOL My sig picture is Cricket [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008

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