My Button Quail!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chikn-Chik, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my two button quail. I started out with 36, but I couldn't keep up with that many.. [​IMG] I decided to keep a pair as pets in the house. They live in a rabbit cage, it has a ramp with a platform at the top. Their 'hut' is up there. I keep a box of sand for them to bathe in. They love millet!

    Here they are!! The male is a Tuxedo and I think the female is a Golden Pencil.

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    The male, his color is Tuxedo and so is his name! Lol You can also see the females color on her back

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    And here's the girlie! She still doesn't have a name. I just call them, 'Tuxedo and his girl'

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    You can also let me know what color you think the girl is!
     
  2. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:They are beautiful!
    Sometimes I have a hard time with coming up with names too. [​IMG]

    I have a pair of Leopard Geckos and they are Mr. Handsome, and Mrs. Beautiful! [​IMG] It was the best I could come up with. [​IMG]
     
  3. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are beautiful!
    Sometimes I have a hard time with coming up with names too. [​IMG]

    I have a pair of Leopard Geckos and they are Mr. Handsome, and Mrs. Beautiful! [​IMG] It was the best I could come up with. [​IMG]

    My college recently acquired a pair of Japanese hens and no one else seemed willing to name them, so I started calling them Sparrow and Nightingale. The name seems to have stuck!! [​IMG]
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    I like those names! [​IMG]

    Now if that female were mine I think I'd call her "Lacy"
     
  5. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like that name! Its cute!
     
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:I like that name! Its cute!

    Go ahead and use it!

    Tux and Lacy, now they sound like the elegant pair they are![​IMG]
     
  7. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwww so darling! your tuxedo is quite a handsome fellow and his lady is very lovely!
     
  8. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Wow, nice pictures. They are a cute couple. I never considered quail as house birds. Do you have to give them "flight time" every so often? How does that work?
     
  9. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't give them flight time. They jump around the cage alot and do their 'calling' (I love their laughs!) The cage that I have them in has wheels so on warm days I roll them outside. (in the shade) They are tame to a point, (Tux is wayy tamer) but if I let them out, I would probably never catch them! They are small and fast! (like mice!)
     

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