How to train to water bottles?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by USAmma, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. USAmma

    USAmma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my parrots and cockatiels trained to water bottles. How do I train the quail? Will they smell the water and start drinking when they get thirsty enough, or do I need to show them or something?
     
  2. quailswiss

    quailswiss Out Of The Brooder

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    I put each quail to the tip of the bottle, having made sure it had a drop of the end of it. They got it pretty quickly. I need to change to a different waterer now as it is getting too cold.
     
  3. snot

    snot Out Of The Brooder

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    Just put it on the cage they will find it and use on their own or at least all the chicken and quail I've had have.
     
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  4. USAmma

    USAmma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! That will be so much better than cleaning poop water out 2x a day.
     
  5. USAmma

    USAmma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They figured it out in about 15 minutes and then they all went over to try it at once, and made a big mess of water on the ground. I really did not expect them to learn that fast. It was almost like they enjoyed pecking at the bottles.
     

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