breeding quail questions

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  1. citrus

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    i have breed rats before i even got my first snake but im now looking at breeding quails ive read a few threads and googled it but can anyone give me some tips/tricks? and problems they have come across? thanks
     
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    Well that depends on what type of quail your wishing to breed
     
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    what is the best type to breed?
     
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    What type of python you intend to feed? If you have one that is, or will get, 'big' then go with the jap quail - they are cheap and easy to source, grow quick, and breed quick :)

    For the littler ones then go the king quail - but you can't have them with the jap quail or you'll just end up with jap quail and your snakes will miss out!
     
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    i breed darwins, i was thinking japs but was trying to find out what others breed and why that type
     
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    get ready for the 4.00 am calling (by the cockbirds).....
     
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    lol there lil squark is so cute haha :D

    [video=youtube;pJCEh7YP0U4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJCEh7YP0U4[/video]
    - for the ppl that haven't heard one..
     
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    no where near as bad as a rooster
     
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    have you all tried to breed Jap quail? it's very rare to find a hen that will incubate because they have been so domesticated
     
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    you need to incubate the eggs yourself
     
  11. -Peter

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    Or get an incubator then you dont have to sit there all day.
     
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    yer... haha that's what i meant
     
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    quails are nasty to clean up when they come out the other end and the smell
     
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    I know, I use to keep heaps of Jap Quail. That's why I said it. Most people don't know that about them. I found the quails quite clean and highly intelligent. It all depends on what you feed them. If you feed them chicken crumble they smell a lot more than seeds, grain, insects and free range.
     
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    I think thepythonguy meant not nice to clean up once they have gone through the snake.
     
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    yes but large rats have such a high fat content i have spoken to a guy that breeds alot of snakes and he just feeds quail to his snake and the are alot more lean (not skinny) and he has breed darwins and coastals at 2 years old successfully
     
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    yeah i meant when they come out the other end of the snake

    I breed them for my snakes

    comparing to rats they are alot slower in production

    I found using the chicken layer pellets helped beef them up alot quicker
     
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    oh yeah der. must learn to read LOL
     
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