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Do Your Buttons Do This?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BirdBoy88, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Do your buttons do this?

    Every time i clean my button cage for one it never smells

    but every time my button quails get scared or very nervous they poo and there poo smells REALLY bad [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    but that smell only comes when they get scared or really nervous

    any other time they poo it doesn't smell

    do your buttons do this?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    My buttons poo smells, just not anywhere as bad as coturnix poo does. Buttons have low ammonia levels but they still do have a smell to them, I clean my trios enclosure every 2-3 days to keep the smell down. [​IMG] You must just not be around when they do a fresh poo. But yes when scared they will poo even my coturnix do that lol!
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Lol it's the worst!

    i thought my chickens poo was bad [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:LOL button poo is like smelling flowers though compaired to having the same amount of coturnix in the house. PEEEEYEW!!! LOL! [​IMG]


    I'm trying to keep my coturnix quail chicks in the house ALL winter, but when they get older, I can see me having to clean their enclosure out atleast twice a day to keep up with the smell...even if i could ignore the smell, my mom with her bloodhound type nose wouldnt lol!!!!
     
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:LOL button poo is like smelling flowers though compaired to having the same amount of coturnix in the house. PEEEEYEW!!! LOL! [​IMG]


    I'm trying to keep my coturnix quail chicks in the house ALL winter, but when they get older, I can see me having to clean their enclosure out atleast twice a day to keep up with the smell...even if i could ignore the smell, my mom with her bloodhound type nose wouldnt lol!!!!

    Hahahaha! my mom has the same nose!!

    i know what you mean..when i first hatch out jumbo coturnix quails one day i clean there brooder in the morning and normally i would do it again in the evening but that day i was out and i didn't get home till dark and OMG!!!! when i was in the room where they were i almost fainted!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and to make matters worst my mom was right behind me and she had to do one of her dramatic sense [​IMG]
     

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