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Discussion in 'Quail' started by marilyn1, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. marilyn1

    marilyn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will button quail imprint on people?
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they sure do and once you start you cant stop...

    wait you mean do button quail think your the mommy? not really but the do get so they are more and more used to you being around and doing human things around them. I do not believe they ever will become "tame" like a cat or dog can but they surely get used to us.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They stop trying to kill themselves to get away from you after a while [​IMG]
     
  4. malan37209

    malan37209 Out Of The Brooder

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    i got mine when they were older. and when ever I come around they always think I have something for them. so they come up running and start pestering me for snacks.
     
  5. TriciaB

    TriciaB Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my first quail last week and they run for their lifes! Unless im filling their food, then they could care less.
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine think I'm the food monster, is very love hate for them lol.
     
  7. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my coturnix and A&M come running for anything I put in the cage, refills on food and water mainly... they they go nuts...

    My bobwhites, they would fly to Africa to get away from me any chance they got.
     
  8. TriciaB

    TriciaB Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope when...if...my chicks hatch they will like me better then my coturnix adults. Tomorrow is lockdown for my coturnix eggs and three days later is lockdown for my bobwhite eggs :) hoping for a ok hatch!
     
  9. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my buttons hatched and thought I wanted to eat them. They hated me. They would boink every time I put my hand in the brooder.
     
  10. thinkloically

    thinkloically Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL [​IMG]
     

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