Gambel's Quail in the winter

usschicago1

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Do gambel's quail need heat in the winter for Massachusetts? I cannot find any information online. If not, what quail can I keep in MA without heat?
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gambels are native here in Arizona and most of the time i see them in the desert areas where winters only as low 40 degrees at peak of winter. although i have seen them in higher elevations where it gets colder then that, just not as many as in the desert. so if MA get colder then that i would think they would need a heat source to be comfortable. bob white quail might be better choose for colder temperatures.
 

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No, your Gambels won't need any heat, unless the temp drops below zero. They are desert dwellers where the temp commonly drops well below freezing. However they come from a very dry territory. So make sure they have adequate shelter where they can get completely out of all wind, rain and snow.
 

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LOL...Wow...you are already looking for spring?? Spring is a loooonnnngggg way off. LOL I don't blame you. I find snow truly disgusting, along with the cold and dreary days.
 

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Winter is boring
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