Button Quail

Burton’s Pirogue Aviaries are known for the sale of Button Quail & their eggs. We have shipped all over the US.

Button Quail are usually only 3.9 to 5.5 inches tall and weigh only 1.1 to 4.6 ounces.

Button Quail are also referred to as Chinese Painted Quail. They are the smallest of quail species, and one of the most colorful. Button Quail are round and plump in appearance. Button quail are small, drab, running birds, which avoid flying. The female is the more richly colored of the sexes. Both males and females have black beaks, yellow to orange-colored legs and feet. Their small size and bright coloration make them extremely attractive to pet bird owners, which often incorporate button quail into cages with other birds like finches or parakeets. The Button Quail roam the floor of the cage and clean up spilled food from the perching birds above, which makes them great for clean-up crew for aviaries.  

Range: They inhabit warm grass lands in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia.

Habitat: Not much is known of wild Button Quail as they have very thoroughly integrated into captivity, but these are birds of shrub and brush. They are found in grassy highlands. Nesting is usually done in places with grass and low shrubs.

Breeding and Incubation: Button Quail can raise their own young but should be closely monitored. Males can be extremely aggressive with one another. Males can also be aggressive toward the chicks when they first hatch. 

Housing Requirements: These tiny quail can adapt very quickly and thrive in many assorted styles of housing. One thing to be aware of though is that they do tend to fly straight up if startled. This can result in the bird smashing against the ceiling of the enclosure at high speeds resulting in injury or death. Button Quail do not perch – they are ground birds.  They are adaptable but must be out of the cool wind so it is recommended for them to be inside a building for protection.

NPIP-crest 1
%d bloggers like this: