Rat/Mice waterers for button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LovinMyPeeps, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    I have two large tanks with 3 buttons in one and 2 in the other (by large I mean 30 gallon aquariums. I have the WORST time trying to keep their quail waterers clean. Can you use a regular per tank waterer with quail? Will they adapt?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They can use the small water bottles just fine, just get the hamster-sized ones so they don't get a shower in the process [​IMG]
     
  3. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    Quote:Ok so then I'll pick up a couple with the little roller balls in the stem. They goo their water so fast, and run through it, not cool.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Small Roden Water Bottles! [​IMG]
    The quail figure them out on their own and they attach easily onto the side of their pens. [​IMG]
    I had the same problem as you, my buttons were making a huge water messing in their pen and getting all of their shavings/food wet and soggy. Switched to a roden water bottle .. that stopped ... but now I'm having food issues .. [​IMG]
     
  5. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Small Roden Water Bottles! [​IMG]
    The quail figure them out on their own and they attach easily onto the side of their pens. [​IMG]
    I had the same problem as you, my buttons were making a huge water messing in their pen and getting all of their shavings/food wet and soggy. Switched to a roden water bottle .. that stopped ... but now I'm having food issues .. [​IMG]

    I've done well with a rabbit food hopper from TSC. I also put in their dish of grit. Been trying to watch them tonight to see if they drink.​
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I've done well with a rabbit food hopper from TSC. I also put in their dish of grit. Been trying to watch them tonight to see if they drink.

    I have one in one of my button pens, they like to sleep in it .... [​IMG]
     
  7. cutechick2010

    cutechick2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use small chick waterers for my quail, buttons and Coturnix. When they are getting a little bigger and making a mess of their water, I set the waterer on top of an small upside down food dish. When it is not sitting flat on the floor they can't get nearly so much gunk in it.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I also use chick waterers, I put them up on bricks ... but somehow they still get shavings poo etc into the trough? [​IMG]
     
  9. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I also use chick waterers, I put them up on bricks ... but somehow they still get shavings poo etc into the trough? [​IMG]

    Unbelievable! The gerbil waterers have been in there just a couple of hours and they figured them out! Smart little boogers. I love my buttons. This will make their care soooo much easier [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Unbelievable! The gerbil waterers have been in there just a couple of hours and they figured them out! Smart little boogers. I love my buttons. This will make their care soooo much easier [​IMG]

    Awesome!!! [​IMG]
     

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