bought some button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by animals1981, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    they are missing some feathsers is that normal? ALso can i just feed them finch feed ? Rather then going out and buying turkey grower
  2. VelvetDragon

    VelvetDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2010
    Portland Metro Area, OR
    They can have bald patches from aggression from each other (or amorous attentions) or scalping themselves on the roof of their cages (when startled they fly/jump straight up; they can even break their necks doing this), or from parasites.
  3. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Hi animals1981! [​IMG]
    I have a pair of Buttons.
    What I feed them: Game Bird Crumbles, Parakeet food every once in awhile for a treat, and also Parakeet grit.
    Bedding: I use Wood Shavings.
    Waterer: I use a Parakeet waterer/feeder. Can be used for feed or water. They don't really need a nesting box. I have one in there for my female, but she never uses it! lol [​IMG]
    Turkey Grower would be better for them, but if you don't want to buy that then just buy ragular Chick Starter. That's what I had mine on for awhile. But then I found out that my local TSC carried Gamebird Crumbles. [​IMG]
    Oh, also they really enjoy having a good dust bath! I just get a pie pan or something w/ some sand in it and they have the best time rolling around in it and throwing on them selves. [​IMG] Theres nothing cuter! lol [​IMG]
    Every now and then I give mine boiled eggs. I just boil their eggs and feed it to them. They don't eat it all, though. Your Buttons maybe molting. My female is loosing her head feathers and back feathers. But my male is still fully feathered. [​IMG]
    Best of luck w/ your quail!
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010

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