Bobwhite Quail as pets

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailer21, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are bobwhite quail good pets?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    [​IMG] In my experience quails aren't always the friendliest of pets though opinions differ. [​IMG]
     
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Very pretty to look at, they make really cool sounds but not for handling.
     
  4. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any of you know which kind of quail are easiest to domesticate?
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I'm gonna go with Jap quails. Button quails are too small for me [​IMG]
     
  6. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, well thanks for the help. I'll keep you posted on if I do get bobwhites.[​IMG]
     
  7. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, what kind of quail did you raise in your experience?
     
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    We had Buttons, A & M's and normal Coturnix. We liked the chubby A & M's. [​IMG]
     
  9. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail are not real friendly and dont like to be handled alot. Much like fish... They also make GREAT pets. Much like fish. But the fish cant be heard making all the sounds Quail do.... Get ya some birds!! BTW, I keep bobs, coturnix and chukars. I dig'em all!!! Bill
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    i got coturnix, they are friendly enough, mainly nice to look at, and the eggs are nice. i hatched some recently, they have grown accustom to me to the point that when i pick them up they will just stand in my hand and start making noises. nothing more past that tho
     

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