Button Quail Hatching Eggs


Button Quails are a great pet to have, due to their small size and colored feathers. They grow to around 4 inches and mature within 12 weeks, when they will be able to produce eggs of their own.

There are many different species of Button Quail and the Button Quail Hatching Eggs below can produce varieties, including - Blue Breasted, Red Breasted, White, Cinnamon or Gray birds.

18+ Fertile Button Quail Hatching Eggs Assorted Colors Some Rare

18+ Fertile Button Quail Hatching Eggs Assorted Colors Some Rare

5 $8.00 14h 54m
12+  Button Quail Hatching Eggs Assorted Colors 12+ Some Rare

12+ Button Quail Hatching Eggs Assorted Colors 12+ Some Rare

7 $1.25 15h 31m
24+ Button Quail Hatching Eggs

24+ Button Quail Hatching Eggs

- $22.00 22h 26m
36+  Button Quail Hatching Eggs Assorted Colors 12+ Some Rare

36+ Button Quail Hatching Eggs Assorted Colors 12+ Some Rare

7 $12.00 1d 13h 40m

Button Quails


Button Quails are a group of extremely small birds. Though many believe them to be true quails because of their similarity in features, they actually are not. A fully grown Button Quail will measure about 4 inches in length. The birds are native to Australia, southeast Asia and India.

Characteristics

Button Quails are extremely small in size generally not growing beyond 4 inches in length. They come in a variety of colors including brown, silver and white and various combinations of these colors. Button males, under proper care and maintenance would survive from four to five years. The females live significantly less with some dying as young as 18 months. However, with proper care and right feeding habits, they can survive longer and can even live up to three or four years.

These small birds tend to avoid flying and would do most of their activities running on the ground.

The males are drabber than the females who are much brighter. The muted color helps them in camouflaging and nesting. One can tell a male from a female by seeing the white bib under the neck which is characteristic of the males and is not present in females. Males also have feathers on their chest. The feathers can be of various shades of red. The hens do not have chest feathers. However, it must be remembered that not all males will have a feathered chest.

Breeding

Button Quails are polyandrous. This means that the same female will mate with several males of the species. A female is highly possessive and protective of her own territory and will not allow any other females in her territory. If she finds one, she will try and chase them away.

Before laying eggs both the male and the female will work together towards building a nest. The nests are built on the ground. Once the pair mates and the female lays the eggs, the responsibility of incubating lies with the male. The incubation period is about 12 to 13 days long. Even after the eggs hatch the young birds are tended by the male parent only. This is quiet an uncommon thing in the world of birds. In about two weeks from hatching the young Button Quails are ready to fly. However, as we have mentioned earlier, these bird s are not that keen on flying and spend most of their time on the ground.

Feeding

Button Quails are at the best of their health when they are fed a high-protein diet. The best source of this is crumbles of gamebird or turkey. These are commercially available and will come in big chunks. Break them up into small pieces so that it is easier for the bird to feed.

You can also allow them to have some seeds which the birds enjoy a lot. But since they do not have the best nutritional value, it should not be the birdsí staple diet. Live worms and crickets are also liked by the birds.