Helpful Button Quail Links ~ Needed

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  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I am going to sell some baby button quail tomorrow morning to a Pet Shop - I'm making a care sheet to go along with them. I am trying to put helpful button quail links on there ( I already added BYC to the list. [​IMG] ) Anybody have any they wonna share? Let me know if you think I need to add anything to the care sheet! [​IMG]



    Button Quail Care Sheet


    Bedding: Shavings, DO NOT USE CEDAR SHAVINGS!

    Food: Umedicated Game Bird Crumbles for the main diet
    Parakeet food should be given a few times a week for treats
    Females should have a Cuttle Bone in their pen to supply them with calcium to produce eggs
    They should be fed boiled, or scrambled eggs at least a few times a week to help with protein
    You can also feed them finch food for treats as well. Fresh greens should be supplied to them, cabbage, Grass ( that hasn’t been sprayed with anything toxic ), Broccoli, spinach just about anything as long as it isn’t at all toxic.

    Water: Buttons can easily be trained to use a rodent water bottle used for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs etc. You can also use a bowl for watering them.

    Eggs: Females will lay small, dark green speckled eggs. You can eat the eggs, however they aren’t much of a meal due to their small size. You can boil them and feed them back to your quail.

    Baby Quail: Babies should be kept in a warm enclosure, such as a aquarium. Their brooder should be kept at 90 degrees for the first week and should be decreased 5 degrees every week until they’re used to the outside temperature. You should feed your babies Game Bird Crumbles, but since they babies are so small you must grind up their feed into bite size pieces. You can feed and water them out of a jar lid for the first few weeks. Make sure the lid isn’t too deep other wise they may drown in it, you can put marbles in their water to help prevent this from happening.
    You can also feed your babies boiled or scrambled eggs for protein. Do not handle your babies too much! You must remember that they’re very delicate and are so tiny could easily die if your over handle them. Buttons can fly at a young at so you’ll need a top on their brooder with in two weeks.

    Temperament: Your button quail may chirp a day or so once you get him because he misses his nest mates. Don’t worry he’ll soon bond with you.

    Cages: You can house your quail in a large aquarium with a wire mesh lid. They like to have hiding spots, you can use tissue boxes turned upside down or fake plants or logs.

    Other Info: The real name for Button quail is Chinese Blue Breasted Quail, Excalfactoria chinesis.
    Buttons are monogamous, meaning that you only want to have 1 female and 1 male in the same pen together.

    Helpful Links: www.backyardchickens.com Great source of information.
     
  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    I would include that they don't bond like parakeets and some birds do. They never really are a tame to hold pet. Very rare occassions but in most situations they are over stressed by constantly being held.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Okay - [​IMG]
    I'll add your website to the helpful links. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Button Quail Care Sheet


    Bedding: Shavings, DO NOT USE CEDAR SHAVINGS!

    Food: Umedicated Game Bird Crumbles for the main diet
    Parakeet food should be given a few times a week for treats
    Females should have a Cuttle Bone in their pen to supply them with calcium to produce eggs
    They should be fed boiled, or scrambled eggs at least a few times a week to help with protein
    You can also feed them finch food for treats as well. Fresh greens should be supplied to them, cabbage, Grass ( that hasn’t been sprayed with anything toxic ), Broccoli, spinach just about anything as long as it isn’t at all toxic.

    Water: Buttons can easily be trained to use a rodent water bottle used for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs etc. You can also use a bowl for watering them.

    Eggs: Females will lay small, dark green speckled eggs. You can eat the eggs, however they aren’t much of a meal due to their small size. You can boil them and feed them back to your quail.

    Baby Quail: Babies should be kept in a warm enclosure, such as a aquarium. Their brooder should be kept at 90 degrees for the first week and should be decreased 5 degrees every week until they’re used to the outside temperature. You should feed your babies Game Bird Crumbles, but since they babies are so small you must grind up their feed into bite size pieces. You can feed and water them out of a jar lid for the first few weeks. Make sure the lid isn’t too deep other wise they may drown in it, you can put marbles in their water to help prevent this from happening.
    You can also feed your babies boiled or scrambled eggs for protein. Do not handle your babies too much! You must remember that they’re very delicate and are so tiny could easily die if your over handle them. Buttons can fly at a young at so you’ll need a top on their brooder with in two weeks.

    Temperament: Your button quail may chirp a day or so once you get him because he misses his nest mates. They can be friendly, but will not be friendly like a Parakeet or other birds will. They can be some what tamed, though.

    Cages: You can house your quail in a large aquarium with a wire mesh lid. They like to have hiding spots, you can use tissue boxes turned upside down or fake plants or logs.

    Other Info: The real name for Button quail is Chinese Blue Breasted Quail, Excalfactoria chinesis.
    Buttons are monogamous, meaning that you only want to have 1 female and 1 male in the same pen together.

    Helpful Links: www.backyardchickens.com Great source of information.

    www.featheredobsessions.com

    www.stellargamebirds.com




    Changed It - [​IMG]
     
  5. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Okay - [​IMG]
    I'll add your website to the helpful links. [​IMG]

    Awe shucks. thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    It's a very, very small way of saying ... THANK YOU FOR THE CHEAP EGGS!
     
  7. moon.walking.duck

    moon.walking.duck Out Of The Brooder

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    avacado is posionous to all quail
    never tried it but have read it on the internet
     
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  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I included a link to Feathered Obbsessions site on my care sheet - she has that on her website. [​IMG]
     
  9. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Thanks for the info everyone! [​IMG]
    I sold my 3 babies this morning + 2 half grown males. I made $25.00 but then I went and bought a $15.00 50 lb. bag of Game Bird food so ... [​IMG]
     

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