quail poop

Discussion in 'Quail' started by zayn, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i feed my japanese quail on chick crumbs they get diarrohea- is that normal? so istopped feeding them that and feed them totally on millet,cuttlefish and bird grit-(cuttlefish and bird grit both seperate) isthis feed OK?


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  2. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need Game Bird Feed, they are not chickens. 24-30% protein diet is what they need. Try and see if you can get and Startina Game Bird Chow. If you can't try supplementing with some Mealworms.

    And look at the links in dc3085's signature. Lots of information in there.
     
  3. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the advice, is feeding millet OK?
     
  4. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe millet will harm them because I feed my quail seed leftovers (which includes millet) from my cockatiel as the occasional treat. As well as mealworms like Invision stated, you can also provided boiled egg or alfalfa sprouts for that extra protein boost until you can get the proper feed. Also don't forget that you need to limit how many mealworms each quail gets to around 6 - 10 per day.
     
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  5. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks will get some game bird feed for my quails, advice much appreciated, thanks


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