Quail Waterers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by WhiteMountainsRanch, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    Can quail learn to use rabbit lick-it water bottles? I have a ton and this would be much easier for me to maintain. Also, how would I teach them if they can...? Right now I am using baby chick waterers.


    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    all you have to do is hang the water bottles from the cages at a level that is comfortable for them to reach and set their water dish under the bottle spout with their usual water in it .Being as they are pretty nosy/curious they should peck at it . It only takes 1 or 2 to figure it out then they tell everyone else how it's done......that's what i did with my Coturnix anyway. They picked up quicker than i expected them to....O ! so the answer to your question is ...uhhh...Yes...lol
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    That's all I use! I just poke holes in my wire "Quail Shelves" and attach the wire thingy onto them and there ya are! [​IMG]
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Are you talking about water bottles? That's what I use for all mine [​IMG] They see the shiny spicket and start pecking at it and voila! Water [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I can't believe I used to use just chick waterers! [​IMG] They're so messy and ..ugh
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    Yay! Awesome! I can't wait to switch them! SOOO much easier for me. [​IMG]


    Do you start them from hatch, or wait until they are bigger? Are they strong enough to push the ball in when they are so little?


    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I start out with a jar lid with water and marbles for two days and then I introduce the hamster water bottles...believe me once one figures it out, they all follow [​IMG] I remember when I had 150 babies and they were in a line waiting to get their water bottles [​IMG]
     
  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    Aww I can picture that! So cute!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Songster

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    I switched over to bottles and they caught on using them in no time. Keep the other water in there for a day or two till they figure it out. But it takes no time for them to get it.
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Songster

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    Just supply them with the old water system tainted with ACV, and the new water system full of clean fresh water. They will figure it out on their own. If it takes them a few days to figure it all out, then they will not thrust to death in the learning curve.
     

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