Housing button quail...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SamG347, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    Im getting a trio of buttons and was wondering what you all use for housing. I want to keep them in my room...and was thinking of maybe getting a plastic tub from walmart or something and cutting out windows and using a soft mess or something to cover the wholes. Think that would work?
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  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting some button quail in a few months and that is exactly what I am planning on doing. Hopefully it will work.
     
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get the tallest one you can find-they fly straight up.I found they did better in pairs than in a trio,but maybe if they had had more room a trio would have worked.They will hurt each other if they are unhappy.
     
  4. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used this idea for housing hamsters so it will deffinately work for button quail you could hot glue mesh wire in the lid
     
  5. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a 40 Gallon aquarium for quite a while and then my hubby built me a huge aviary for them. Here are a few pics.
    I suggest not putting live plants in because they will destroy them but there are plenty of neat plastic plants at Walmart. Jenn

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    Newest aviary
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  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    WOW! I love your aviary!

    I was thinking about getting button quail too, but I'm not sure I would have the room. I always liked the idea of keeping them in an aquarium, but last time I looked at the prices of aquariums, they were pretty pricey! I'm interested to see others ideas though. I like the tupperware idea.
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Hmmm would an aquarium work for a pair of bobwhite quail?
     
  8. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't recommend it. Much larger and active than the painted.

    Dan
     
  9. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it depends on the size of tank
    but they prefer to be outside
    atleast i think they do[​IMG][/img]
     
  10. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, it will work great.
     

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