Earlier I noticed that one of my coturnix quails has a swollen eye. I separated her from the others, and I'm not sure where to go from here. Here is some helpful info: I have her and her buddies (other female coturnix, 1 male and 1 female buttons, one unknown gender button) placed in a temporary cage. I also have my kitten housed in the same room, and the bars are set pretty far apart from one another... Pretty risky but my parents said they were the ones to make the decision My best guess is that the kitty reached inside and gave poor Alpha a good swat to the face, and that worries me. There are no conflicts between the quail, only the male button is a newbie the rest were raised together. When feathers go missing on the buttons they grow back beautifully, so I am not concerned about small quarrels. Does she need a vet? Or just special care? Culling is not an option in my book, love them too dearly. I know a pic would help, but based on the info given there can't be many possible causes to come up with. Thanks in advance for all help (asap please)
Quail eye problem
sorry, don't know what you should do, maybe you could post in the emergency's section, somebody there might know. Also good luck, I hope shes makes it.
I just want to chime in to say that I was about to post a similar post about one quail with a bad eye, suddenly. I don't know what the solution is, but I do know that when my one quail looked "sleepy" that was not an accurate interpretation. "Sleepy" really meant "weak and shutting down." I soon realized that quail wasn't eating or drinking. I tried to let it improve on its own, but it didn't. So I hand-fed it with a small spoon. After several feedings like this, the quail perked up. But I'm pretty sure that if I'd just let it get "sleepier" then it wasn't going to make it. So keep a watchful eye on the bird's overall wellbeing. The eye may or may not be OK. But the bird could go into shock or get really stressed. And that may be more dangerous--but I'm a newbie, so I'm just telling you what I've found so far!