Fact Sheet: Button Quail

NameLicence Req?
LittleYes
PaintedYes
Black-breastedYes
Red-chestedYes
Red-backedYes

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: millets, plain canary plus small amounts of hulled oats

FRESH WATER: for drinking.

REGULAR GREENS: such as finely chopped milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 60cm; 7200 sq.cm. first bird, add 3600sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1600 sq.cm. first bird, add 800 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: do not harm plants in the aviary. Require ground cover for privacy and protection. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: Inoffensive to other birds. May squabble with other quail and ground birds. Hens can be aggressive.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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