Training a Coturnix Quail.....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Che, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Che

    Che Out Of The Brooder

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    Can it be done? Can you train one as a pet? Make it come to you when its called or perch on you? Just curious.
     
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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i guess you can, with some serious enticing.

    but it is a fairly wild animal still. should be possible tho
     
  3. Che

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    any advice?
     
  4. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    though ive never had a corturnix i do try to hand tame all my button quails which was told could not be done.
    first off i suggest starting with hatching your own as it will be alot easier since your starting from the begining. while they are in the incubator unhatched start talking to them! about 4 days before there due to hatch and keep talking to them! try to use a glass tank for a brooder and keep it somewhere like your living room where theres everyday noises and you walk past often. and every chance you get from day one on put your hands in the brooder and just leave them there feed them from your hand as often as possable cup your hand and allow them to sleep underneath of it watch tv with your hand in the brooder read a book with one hand in the brooder when you water them keep your hand in there for about 10 minurtes at a time.
    once they are active start holding htem taking them out of the brooder and holding them. once there old enough to start eating treats like meal worms or bits of boiled egg ONLY give it to them from your hand dont ever just drop it in the brooder or in there dish always offer from your hand it wont take them long to realize those treats only come from your hand while they eat there yummy treats practice petting them softly give them these treats while there in your lap or perched in your hand.and make sure you give them a treat doing this at least once per day otherwise it wont take long for them to revert to not trusting you.
     
  5. Che

    Che Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:AWESOME!!!! THANKS!!!!! [​IMG] I will be hatching some new babies in a few weeks!
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    my coturnix are always in the way when i go to clean the brooder.. I move them out of the way... they come right back.. looking to see if i have anything for them or what the heck im doing.. nosey little buggers
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Food is a great motivator to become friendly. If you work with them, with food, they can learn to come when called and will look forward to seeing you, especially when you come packing their favorite goodies. Once you figure out what they truly desire, they will love you forever. [​IMG]
     
  8. Che

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    what can i use for treats?
     
  9. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't be able to fly to you very well, but grab a bucket and start a conga line! [​IMG]
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Thawed frozen peas. My quail go NUTS for peas. They line up near their pen door in the morning waiting for me to bring them some. Meal worms are another good option.
     
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