the buttons have arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    much to my stress these past few days, my brand new button quails have arrived, thanks to quaillady!

    here are a few shots

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    and their new humble abode

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    they are already all about their sandbox on the left side, they haven't ventured out past that just yet, i wouldn't either haven't to go thru the mail as they did. Need to get a better watering system for them thats for sure [​IMG]


    i never realized how SMALL they are, i think they are about 10 weeks now, they get much bigger?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Man, that boy had a fight in the box! He is a good boy though, I would have kept him if I didn't have so many [​IMG]

    The boy should fill up more. I hope the female doesn't get bigger! She is huge as is [​IMG]

    Enjoy the buttons and glad they made it safe and sound! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    They are beautiful, I've always loved buttons. I really like your set up for them, is that wooden box something you can pick up at a petstore for hamsters?
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    They are darling!
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Do they become really tame and can you hold them?
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I raised mine from chicks and only one became tame enough to eat out of my hand, the other two were very flighty.
     
  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG they're beautiful!!! Okay, add button quail to my list of quail species to acquire [​IMG] What is the brown & white one? Tuxedo?
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i think quaillady was calling him a tuxedo pied, oddly 2 different types in the same bird, makes him look like a penguin, and yes, the woodland hide-a-way you can pick up at your local petstore, its made by the company Superpet. that is the medium size one, it was like 7 bucks
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    How many gallons is that aquarium? There was some for sale up here [​IMG]
     
  10. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think those pics gave me "the button bug". I won't tell my hubby it is all your fault, though! [​IMG]

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