This Bobwhite Quail species is commonly found in Southeastern Ontario to Central America. Their diets consist of eggs, quail pellets, greens, nuts, and insects. Since the Bobwhite Quails are in captivity, their is more calcium in their food intake versus a wild Bobwhite Quail’s diet. All four of these birds are females, so they lay infertilized eggs. This means the animal care staff can collect these eggs and feed other animals at The Schiele with them for extra sources of protein and nutrients.
The Bobwhite Quails arrived at The Schiele in September 2019. They were rescued by the donator from being bait to train hunting dogs.
You can find our Bobwhite Quails on display in the Hall of North American Wildlife .
Another way to care for our Animal Ambassadors!
Want to send treats or animal enrichment STRAIGHT to our Bobwhite Quails? Purchase items off our Amazon Wishlist & they will be sent directly to The Schiele!
Animal Ambassadors Mission
By providing a second chance at life to non-releasable and unwanted animals, The Schiele is able to provide education, inspiration and hope for the next generation.