escaped button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by moon.walking.duck, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. moon.walking.duck

    moon.walking.duck Out Of The Brooder

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    hi i was cleaning my quail out today when a button(chinese painted) quail managed to squeeze past my arm in the cage and flew staight up. i spent a lot of time around where i thought she landed in a neighbours garden however there were a lot of overgrown bushes and grass and i couldnt see anything just wondered is there any chance she will come back or anything i could use to help lure her in i have other male and female quail as well so would there sounds help?
    thanks alot
     
  2. neb

    neb Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that they use callback cages with bobwhite. It is a one way cage with a male in it. The male calls and the other quail are attarcted [​IMG], not sure if it will work with button quail though [​IMG]. It may come back for food when it gets hungry.[​IMG]

    Good luck. [​IMG]

    Neb
     
  3. moon.walking.duck

    moon.walking.duck Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks alot may put a male out wher i thought she landed and keep watch
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They are very good at camouflaging with the grass. I had one hiding right in front of me and I was looking for hours. You can put her mate in a cage and let him call her she may make a peep so you can locate her. I hope you find her![​IMG]
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I had another indoor button quail hunt yesterday for about 20 minutes. I knew where the bird was, the problem was catching her, since there are so many good obstacles to hide under and run around, immovable obstacles like furniture.

    Has anyone ever tried using a mouse/rat sized Hav-a-Hart live trap baited with mealworms or similar? I wonder if that would work to catch an escapee?
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I caught buttons with it! lol...it works...I also caught my hamster too. Not the same day [​IMG]
     

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