How to tame Coturnix Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Coturnix Quail, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have about 4 to 5 week old Coturnix Quails.(43) So Whenever I enter the coop they, all freak out. So I would like to know how I could tame them, because I want to keep a few as pets, but I would have to tame them first... So yeah..... Thanks!
     
  2. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might need to pick a few and separate them out. Feed them, touch them, hold them for a really long time and many times for them to get used to you.

    I don't know if you can do it for 43 birds but a few should work.
     
  3. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I'm not planning to tame all 43, just a few, and so far I already have one! Brocolli seems to do the trick :). They really do love their veggies!! [​IMG] Anyway, thank you for the advice!
     
  4. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg it hates me now. I took it out today, but when I held it it tried to jump out. It wasnt like this yesterday :( I put it back in with the others, but I tied a little bit or yarn around its food, loosely. I left it alone for a few minutes, still watching it, then it just started to fly. I did this the other days, but it didn't go far. Today I was chasing it because it was going pretty far. I really thought I lost it that time.... It started loosing height, and it landed, I grabbed it.... Then I decided if I was going to continue training, I had to clip its wings... So I did. I dont know weather I cut far enough or not, but hopefully I did. My mom keeps saying one day its going to fly onto the trees and it will never come back... I don't know how to do this [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. jojackc

    jojackc Out Of The Brooder

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    So the coturnix quail is the tamest of quail but still the rain man of quail. I started mine with a batch of 5 a day old. Now they are 4 weeks old. Everyday they are scared of me until I pick up each and everyone and say hello and remind them of who I am. Then they are fine as long as they don't loose sight of me. The second they don't see me anymore I am stranger danger until I remind them of who I am by picking them all up one at a time. I also have four gamble Quail that will never let me do a thing with them. So this isn't so bad.... they where 8 weeks old when I got them so I hope the babies will do better for me.
     
  6. jojackc

    jojackc Out Of The Brooder

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    I would also never trust a quail out in the open. Inside my house yes, but outside instincts rule and they are to get far away from u and the shot gun you might own.
     
  7. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. Whenever I open the gate they kind of just begin to wander out. So.. No way I can tame them? Thats what I got them for. Hoping they would become tamed easily...
     
  8. jojackc

    jojackc Out Of The Brooder

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    Like it was said before if you concentrate on a few of them you could probably get them to be a lot tamer. Thats why I handle mine each day, but I only have five not 43 lol.
     
  9. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thanks XD. Does gender have to do anything with tameness? Because the most tame ones are only females..
     
  10. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Random luck of their individual personalities.

    Quail aren't the most sociable lap pet. If that was the main reason you got them then you probably should have gotten silky chickens.
     

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