View Full Version : How Big are Quail Chicks

07-30-2007, 02:38 PM
Compared to mice (i.e. pinky, fuzzy, hopper, etc)

I would like to get an idea, so that I will know when my guys are big enough to eat them.

BTW - I am talking about 1 day old.


07-30-2007, 04:07 PM
id say fuzzy sized, depending on quail species. if you are ordering from rodent pro i believe they use bob white quail. which hatch about fuzzy sized. my blue tongue can and does eat them.

i love feeding quail BTW lol

07-30-2007, 04:11 PM
The 1 day old are about the size of a golfball.I feed the 1 week old quail and the are about the size of a large mouse.

07-30-2007, 07:01 PM
Thanks guys. Yes I was looking at RodentPro.com. I guess I got a couple of months before my guys are ready for the quail, they are still eating pinkies now.

10-27-2007, 11:03 AM
couple of months my guy when he first started eating pinky's 2 weeks later he was ready for a fuzzy

10-27-2007, 06:32 PM
couple of months my guy when he first started eating pinky's 2 weeks later he was ready for a fuzzy

No kidding, I made that post back in July, now my guys are 27" long and eating rat weanlings, adult mice, 10 day old quail chicks, and chicken chicks.

01-21-2008, 03:40 PM
damn.. im ordering from rodentpro as well with in a few weeks for the same thing.. mice and quail.. mine is 22 inches long.. but she has ate live sub adult mice. so i bet she could eat them.

01-21-2008, 04:08 PM
Leonidas is 17 1/2 " long and weighs 202 g.I got him in October and he was just 2 1/2 weeks old.Right now I give him fuzzys and he seems to be fine eating them.Some times there is one that is a little bitt to big and he starts to gag a little, but not for long.I think I have to wait a little bitt longer until I can feed him the quails.

01-21-2008, 05:02 PM
yeah... isis has been on fuzzies since i got her.. but she did kill and eat one sub adult mouse... soi think she might be moving up in size soon.. oh btw she had a full shed and looks so much better she had her shed before the pics.. shes doing so much better... thanks all

01-22-2008, 07:21 PM
opportinistic :P that's angelrose :twisted:
I think sometimes she likes the thrill of the hunt :lol: :lol:

I got quail, 'frozen'/thawed rat, and smelts on the menu :wink:

01-23-2008, 04:33 AM
nice.... im hopefully ordering from rodentpro.com very soon.. i wish i knew someone in this area that needed to order some as well... but i dont know of any.. damn. well w.e.