Can baby quail eat insects?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quail kid, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. quail kid

    quail kid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I got some grasshoppers that are very tiny.
    Could my baby quail eat them?

    Many thanks,

    Quail kid
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Try it, and report back.
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I bet they can!
     
  4. Munchies

    Munchies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum, grasshoppers! Yes, quail babies love the taste of grasshoppers (one of their favorites)... just drop one (after you squished it a little, so it just twiches) in front of one, repeat if necessary until it picks it up.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yep, some people actually pull the hopper's back legs off so they can't get away. You might need some type of grit, but if you give them sand for dust bathing they should have plenty.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    ofcourse! as long as they aren't poisonous spoil them all you'd like! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ironsun

    Ironsun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I wouldn't recommed you feed your quail with and wild live food, only captive bred crickets or mealworms, the reason being, they could pick up anything from wild caught insects like worm eggs.

    Ironsun.
     
  8. Munchies

    Munchies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Who told you that? ..
    they don't know their bugs very well.

    Your birds don't get worms from eating "wild" crickets. In fact, "wild" crickets ARE humanly consumable.

    However, if the crickets are covered with mud, just wash them off first.
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I get a sick little kick out of dumping a big of pin head crickets into the brooder and watch some of the funniest quail TV ever
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Gamebirds+grasshoppers= Game On!

    Thats Some High Quality Entertainment Right There--- I Dont Care Who You Are!
     

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