Whats the best live or frozen natural treats for your Contournix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jenlyn9483, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    My man wants to buy the countournix some natural food. Will they eat mill worms, crickets, wigglers ect as treats or they primarily grain eaters? A baby ghecko got in their cage a few days ago and they messed him up!
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Mine love to eat meal worms and you can also grow meal worms and they will reproduce.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    mine love mealworms and crickets.
     
  4. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Dont someone on here sell them? mealworms?
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You can get them at petco, a jar of them. Stick them in a bucket with oats, put a few carrot tops and apple cores to feed them and voila! you are breeding and feeding mealworms:)
     
  6. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Sounds like a plan! thanks for the info.
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Waite a minute, your birds are babies yet aren't they. Wait until they are older. They will think their own toes are worms, if you start giving them to early.
     
  8. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I just threw in a lettuce stub to my quail and they went crazy for it,they also like to eat leftover scrambled eggs and they love to eat millet.
     
  9. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I pick handfuls of grass and wild clover from my BACK yard. (No chemicals on my yard in the last year, at least.)

    They love it.

    I also give them handfuls of grass hay. They play in it and eat the parts they want.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The apple cores and carrots are for water, the 'bedding' is their food. My meal worms like to eat bread, every so often I put a damp slice of bread in their box and it doesn't last long. The bedding I use for mine is flock raiser [​IMG]

    To clarify, this is for the meal worms, not the quail. Though they'd probably eat bread too [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010

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