heater for button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by laughingull, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. laughingull

    laughingull Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does everyone use to keep their button quail warm enough? I currently have a heat lamp on top of my cage but at night when they actually need the heat I imagine they, and definitely I, would much rather have it off. Last night I ran my space heater (and put blankets over my windows which don't quite close), but I am not used to my room being warm and found it a bit difficult to sleep (was trying to keep the room at about 65 but it kept sneaking up to 70+, then when I set the heater for 60 it would drop into the low 50s.) So I am wondering- is it possible to use a heat pad or hot rock of some sort under part of the cage/sand or what?
     
  2. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine live in a large rabbit hutch outside and in the winter I fill the hutch with hay and at night I cover the whole hutch with a tarp to block any wind...they do just fine.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:For button quail?? They shouldn't be outside and they shouldn't be in a 'large hutch' unless you are a very nice person who spoils them. They also shouldn't be on wire. I'm thinking you mean coturnix [​IMG]

    My buttons are in the house so they get whatever heat there is in here. I don't give them any extra other than what's already in the house. I'm sure you could use a reptile rock or a heat tape or something of that nature.
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    My button quail are inside so I don't have to worry about the temp. I had them in an extra room that I have on the back of my house but it doesn't have central heat and air. I was worried that my portable heaters would conk out or something else would happen and kill my buttons, so they moved into my basement. It would cost a small fortune to keep my garage warm enough for them so that isn't an option.
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I keep m ine in the living room. I try to keep it just below 70*, but sometimes higher. I ghave them right next to the vent and when I brood chicks next to them the heatlamp keeps the whole room warm.[​IMG]
     

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