What do coturnix like to eat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Hamptons06, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2009
    North Atlanta
    Outside of feed, what are some veggies or fruit that they like to eat? I know that meal worms are fun, but will they like them at 6w old?
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Mine like lettuce [​IMG]
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    I grew several kinds of millets this year, Italian (the kind sold in pet stores as spray millet), Foxtail, and Japanese Barnyard millet. Mine seem to love those, I've been pulling the entire plant up by the roots and hanging it upside down in the enclosure so that the seed heads are at quail level, and they have a good time picking at the seeds.
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    raw apple finely chopped. any greens:beet greens,chicory, romaine lettuce,carrot tops,dandelion,parsley,basically any green i have offered them.
    Summer squash cut in half so they can get to the middle part, Green Zebra variety of Tomatoes cut in half so they can get to the insides..Man they LOOOOOVE [​IMG] this tomato variety!Can't get them to eat red ones ,just green or yellow.
    Amaranth seed, carrots ,winter type squashes and sweet potato that has been cooked to mushy texture.
    Haven't tried many fruits with them yet,just the apple which they like alot.
    Oatmeal ( not the quick oats )
    scrambled eggs. I know people say to only give them the yolk( ??) but i scramble up the whole thing...always did that for our parrots budgies and finches as well when we had them, never any problems with it and they're NUTS about it....
    Plan to get around to offering them citrus fruits too one of these days.
    Mealworms of course.
    NO Stinkbugs...hahahaha...a stinkbug got in 1 of the pens and my bravest girl went after it as soon as she spotted it...she'll NEVER do THAT again i bet! She sooooooo did not like the taste! it was increrdibly FUNNY.. [​IMG] [​IMG] i think she wanted to be able to SPIT! [​IMG]
    i think that's about it that i've tried
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    flax seed. Yes, the expensive stuff you put in finch feeders! Mine love it but I don't give much.
  6. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2009
    Iron Ridge WI
    Will or can they eat BOSS? What about wheat or barley?
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Apples. Mine love apples lately. Today the younger ones almost grabbed my fingers with the apples.
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    What do coturnix like to eat?

    Answer: EVERYTHING!​
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Guess you aren't raising for size. Mine like feed. Once in a blue moon millet, usually when it is storming.
  10. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:does feeding them ...extras/ goodies .. keep them from growing as much or ?..
    they need to have a little guy in the smilies selection up top here that is scratching his/her head in confusion...lol...i seem to need that alot since i'm new to quail.

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