i think i just had an idea (kinda)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thekid, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Songster

    Ok here it is take a shoe box fill it up with sand and and put some small plants in there what kind of plants would you reccomend?
  2. bluere11e

    bluere11e Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    West Palm Beach
    Whay are you filling a shoebox with sand? For dustbathing? I would use Liriope or some other long type grass/ground cover. Quail like to hide in tall grasses and low brush..They seem to like it thick too..
  3. thekid

    thekid Songster

    Quote:for some reason the only thing i basically have on my mind is sand.... sorry i mean i would use dirt and plant some of that long grass
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    They would eat the grass down to nothing and dust in the dirt. You might as well just pull weeds out of your yard and just give them a box of sand to play in. I would recommend a plastic or wood box though, cardboard would wear out pretty fast.

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