Can Quails Eat Apples? (Answered)

by Kloee Ngozi
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The apple is one of the most popular fruits in the world, and its peel includes a high concentration of pectin, which promotes a healthy gut flora and may also lower cholesterol levels.

Because the apple has a low caloric content, it might be a useful food supplement for quail.

So to answer your question: Can quails eat apples? Yes, quails can eat apples! But, with that stated, don’t overfeed them with apples. Furthermore, apples have a protective effect on the pH of the intestine and can be used as a food supplement to help with acid-base balance issues.

Giving quails small bits of apples every two days is the best method to go about feeding them apples.

What are the health benefits of apples for quails?

Can Quails Eat Apples

Apples, from Red Delicious to Granny Smith, are a delightful and handy way to supplement your diet with additional nutrients.

Apples are delicious on their own or in meals, and they also have numerous health benefits.

1. Aid Digestion

You’ve probably heard that fibre is helpful for digestion, and you’re right!

Both types of fiber (soluble and insoluble, which means it can’t be absorbed in water) are crucial for digestion, according to Harvard Health Publishing.

And you’re in luck: according to the University of Illinois, apples have both sorts.

Soluble fiber slows digestion, making your quail feel satisfied.

Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, can help move food through the quail’s digestive system and help with constipation and regularity.

Feed your quails apple skin as well, as it includes a lot of the apple’s insoluble fiber.

Related: Here is an article I wrote on feeding quails bananas

2. Healthy Immune System

Who doesn’t want their birds’ immune systems to be stronger? Apples could be a valuable addition to your quail’s immune system.

According to animal studies, eating a diet high in soluble fiber helped pro-inflammatory immune cells become anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive.

A high-fiber diet protected mice from the virus, according to another animal study published in the journal Immunity in May 2018.

Apples include immune-boosting vitamin C, so there’s reason to believe they can help you stay healthy.

How often should I feed them apples?

Is it safe to feed your quail apples daily? Yes, however, it’s best to give your quail a variety of fruits throughout the week, not just during the day.

Provide apples as a fruit portion 2-3 times a week, as a general rule.

How do you feed quail apples?

Make sure that you wash and peel the apple properly, take out the seeds, and cut the apple into small slices before you feed them to your quail.

The smaller the slices the better!

Can quails eat apple seeds?

No, they can’t. Apple seeds contain cyanide and should always be removed before giving your bird an apple.

Cherries, plums, apricots, and peaches all have cyanide in their pits, so don’t let your bird eat them.

On the other hand Grapes, citrus fruits, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, melons, mango, pomegranate, and berries all have seeds that are safe for birds to eat and can be fed without concern.

These fruits are safe for birds to eat because they are free of seeds and pits.

Also check out this article I wrote on can quails eat bread

Can quails eat apple peels?

This isn’t because your quails will choke on the skin; they’ll be fine eating it.

Peeling is recommended because, no matter how thoroughly you wash your apple, pesticides remain on the skin, which can be extremely poisonous to birds

Can baby quails eat apples?

Apples should not be fed to the newborn quails in the first place. A newborn parrot’s digestive system is not the same as an adult’s.

They’ll need some to familiarize themselves with the many types of food available. You can feed them the foods listed below.

  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cooked beans

Can quails eat applesauce?

Apple sauce is quite acceptable.

It’s merely apples that have been grated. It’s a million times better for you than dry seed, and even seed aficionados will love it!


Regardless of whether it is good for their health or not, your quails will eat everything you serve them.

However, as a responsible pet owner, you must decide what is best for your furry companion.

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Kloee Ngozi

Kloee is a backyard farmer and avid gardener who enjoys tending to her garden and plants. She is so engrossed with her plants that she has pet names for all of them. She likes to relax with a bottle of wine and read a book.


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