can buton quail use a hamster water bottle and if so how?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by xchairity_casex, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive seen quite a few people showing there quails (buttons and others) useing hamster/rodent water bottles well seeing as how ive got about 25 of the darn things lieing aroudn from when i owned 15 rats i would love to be able to use them when i get buttons but how do you teach them to use them do you just put em and they figure it out or what? all opinions and info is greatly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I use water bottles on all my cbbq. I attach the water bottle to each pair's home and they pick on the shiny part and voila! Water [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, there really is no 'teaching' them, they learn pretty fast. If you want you could squeeze it to get it to drip a bit to get their attention, but I've not had any trouble getting quail to use water bottles.
     
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    hmm, I never thought of that. I have a few water bottles sitting around, it would be easier then the little dishes I am using now.
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:and they won't dump the dishes making the floor wet [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:and they won't dump the dishes making the floor wet [​IMG]

    Though if they're anything like my coturnix, they might decide to use it as a shower [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:and they won't dump the dishes making the floor wet [​IMG]

    exactly my thought, I always have to change the shavings for them. I'll try it and see how it works
     
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awsome! thanks everyone [​IMG]
     

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