Buttons bathing in water?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mikhail, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of mine like to bathe in their water dish when its hot in the house (its not deep enough to drown in). Is that okay? They're pretty wet afterwards and i'm not sure if that's good for their feathers? They don't have any natural oils in their feathers or anything like that, do they?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Know nothing about quail. That said, all birds do have some oils from their oil gland just above their tails, and if they do it by choice... i dunno, I'd let them have at it!
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    They will be fine they are just cooling off. Mine have done it a time or too. Make sure they have dirt for a dirt bath to
     
  4. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good. I didn't want to have to remove their water dish, they like having a water bottle and water dish.

    Is it okay to put some pellets/crumbles in the water? They love fishing pellets out and eating them but I don't know if eating wet food is good for them?
     
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I think that is fine!
     

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