The common saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is just as true for birds, if not more. We believe it should have instead been; the way to a bird’s heart is through his stomach. Not much conflicting is the case of a quail as well, it will love you twice as much for taking care of its dietary needs. And above that, bird parents have often reported that their pet seems to be more ‘alive’ after being fed a treat or something out of the ordinary. If you are a pet parent, we are sure you are well aware of the rewarding feeling that the joy of your fragile little bird brings you.
On that note, fruits can be no lesser than sugar, spice, and everything nice for quails or any other species of birds for that matter. Fruits are often considered to be human food but believe us when we say, you will think so otherwise when you see the sparkle in your quail’s eyes after munching on juicy flavorful fruit. However, all fruits are not fit for the consumption of birds for differing reasons. Let us see if strawberries are one of the few numbered fruits that your pet quail or the quails in your backyard can enjoy.
Is It Safe for Quails to Eat Strawberries?
We know how eager you must be to allow the bird to share the sour yet sweet goodness with you, but don’t worry we won’t keep you from waiting any longer. Yes, it is safe for a quail to eat strawberries. Considering that they are seedless fruits, animal experts and doctors think that strawberries are a source of no harm to the bird.
There is a common misconception amongst people, mostly those who don’t pet owners, that quails strictly thrive on green plants and seeds. Whereas, amongst quail owners, we know the needs and wants of our pets like no others. But worry not, if you are new to the club, let us inform you that a quail’s 20% diet is to be composed of fruits, vegetables, and other (selected) human foods. They tend to enjoy berries as well if served as snacks and treats.
Do Quails like Strawberries?
You bet they do! As you may have already guessed, quails adore fruits and especially strawberries. This is because they are far more adventurous in terms of taste buds and tend to enjoy multiple flavors at once. So, what are you waiting for? rush to the nearest grocery store and get some strawberries for the tiny little thing at home.
Having put all of that out there, taking precautionary measures is always better than walking into a situation unprepared. As we mentioned above, strawberries are not detrimental to the health of the bird in any manner, but that in no manner means you should feed the fruit in excess. The best way to go about allowing yourself to try anything new is to offer it in minimal amounts. If there are no warning signs after having done so, nothing is stopping you from relishing strawberries with your pet anymore.
How Should You Feed Your Parrot Strawberries?
To put it simply, there is no particular or strict manner in which you have to feed your pet anything, but at the same time, there is a precise quantity that you should adhere to. In the case of strawberries, the quantity is in moderation. The fruit should not replace or act as a substitute for the quail’s usual day-to-day meal. Doing so might cause the bird to grow weak and not be able to live up to its true potential owing to the reason that its body requirements will not be fulfilled. Like humans, birds also have bodily needs that need to be met to have a healthy lifestyle. Compared to how it is unimaginable for us to continue eating the food we eat as a snack for a long period, quails are no different.
Instead, you may effectively incorporate strawberries in the diet of your quail as a treat whether that is with a mixture of fruits or separately. To achieve a happy quail, we advise you to feed it strawberries as per its liking. Depending on the stage of life your bird is at, its appetite and amount of intake may differ too.
What are the benefits of Strawberries for Quails?
We believe the real question should be; what benefits do strawberries lack? Needless to say, the pinkish-red fruit is a package of everything that a healthy fruit or a healthful munch should be. It has a flavorsome punchy taste and countless advantages for both you and your pet, what more could you possibly ask for?
Most of all, strawberries help the bird strengthen its immune system and in turn fight against diseases. As tough as quails tend to appear, in actuality, they are quite the contrary, especially if your pet quail has grown up under your shelter and not a wild surrounding. Because of this reason, they must have a strong immune system to fight health-related issues that may arise. Furthermore, they are also credited for improving the working of a bird’s digestive system. Highlighting the gravity of stomach-associated problems in birds and quails, in particularity, these properties of the fruit are nothing but nature’s gifts to your pet.
As if all of this wasn’t already often, strawberries contain a significant amount of the following necessary minerals and supplements as well;
- Vitamin B9
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
Beware of This Before You Feed Your Quail Strawberries
Pesticides and insecticides can be extremely toxic to birds of all species. They can cause digestive issues, anorexia, and other grave health problems to birds. Conductive to this, before you feed your quail any fruits or vegetables, make sure you thoroughly wash and clean them.
If you have taken all the necessary precautionary measures, you have nothing to be concerned about anymore. Go ahead and treat the little birdie for being such an exceptionally incredible pet!