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how big do buttons get compared to other birds

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Brianm97, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am very curious how big they will get and the minimal tank size thx
    also would you reccomed male and female or female female or male male
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When they hatch they can comfortably sit in a coke lid.
     
  3. skyape38

    skyape38 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 female together with no problem and they are in a cage no bigger then a 10 gallon fish tank,
    as a matter of fact I did have my first button quail in a 10 gallon tank.
     
  4. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it matter the sexes
     
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    Quote:OMG I can't even imagine!
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I have had both two males and two females in a cage together with no problems. Always put them in the cage together at the same time
     
  8. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buttons are a tiny bit bigger than a parakeet. They are two months old.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    My Buttons Are About 15-20% Larger Than The Skeeter I Just Swatted To Death. [​IMG] Got 'em! He He...

    Fresh Hatch Chicks Look Like Fuzzy Small( Cant Stress This Enough--- S M A L L!) Jelly Beans With Feet And A Beak.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    lol JJMR!!

    Let's put it this way, when the babies hatch, they are about as big as a bumble bee, their eggs are about as big as my middle fingernail, and the adults can easily git through an opening 1" square, without any trouble. So they are pretty tiny. Budgies (parakeets) are bigger than buttons are [​IMG]

    You can keep pairs of any sex-combination together, just so long as there aren't a whole bunch of males in a group. My groups have too many males, and some of my poor girls are looking a bit haggard.

    ETA: I guess my right hand was feeling a bit left out, that is supposed to be 'get', not 'git'...I'm not that much of a hick! [​IMG]
     
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