Indoor Coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rittert3, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I just got one of these and planning on getting a quad of cots to put in it next spring. I know I've seen other people use them for cots but dose anybody have pics of their setups?

    http://www.superpetusa.com/assets/005/24875.jpg

    ETA: this model is 18"Dx40.5"Lx20.5"H
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    i have a similar cage i used when i first got my quail. i also hung a chinchila dusting hut off the side door for extra room and aplace for them to take dust baths. once i got the outdoor pen i put them outside. indoor quail cages need constant cleaning. i am much happier with them outdoors!
     
  3. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I can't have outdoor anything at this apartment so this was the best option I could come up with.
     
  4. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have something similar but it has a 1/2" wire bottom and a pull out tray.

    I use a cage like this for my crazy roo. The wire and the tray are much easier to clean. You don't need to take them out to change the paper in the tray.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Yes, I would rather have to change quail bedding and clean cages than not have any quail. I do love their singing.
     
  6. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I need something to feed my hatching addiction and this is what I'm limited to here.
     
  7. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was looking at cages, I was looking at the Wabbitat from Midwest.

    http://www.midwesthomes4pets.com/category/default.aspx?maincatid=27&subcat=4&submenu=0&catid=24

    I didn't see anything at the local pet stores (Petco and Petsmart) that was similar to the cage I have now with a pull out tray, even though I got it at Petsmart about 4 years ago.

    To feed my hatching addiction, I just orders some stacking cages from Klubertanz. They should come at the end of this week.
    I can't wait! I'm excited.

    http://www.klubertanz.com/

    These are going out in the garage. I've got 35 chicks literally jumping out of their brooder to go in these.
     
  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I've got a dog crate similar to that first one chrishel but the tray is broke and I don't think it would work well in my situation. I also have a rabbit cage similar to the ones in your second link i guess i could use for a spare cage.
     
  9. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great link! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  10. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone else on this board also recommended:

    http://www.bassequipment.com/Cages/Chicken+Cages/default.aspx

    I will keep you posted on how it goes. The cages need assembly which they told me was of moderate difficulty. I'm not handy at all. My DH is only marginally so. I plan to buy some scotch and invite some of my husband's friends over and set them to work.
     

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