Originally Posted by Eggs on Toast
Okay so I got a new female button quail from the pet shop today and It turns out she has no upper beak? I'm guessing she'll survive if she has survived in the pet shop al these years but I'm also not sure whether the two Coturnix quail have done this to her because they're quite aggresive to her but I'm just going to let them settle in and meanwhile the female has a little hide away where the Coturnix cannot get to. This is her:
She's a little cutie! Anyway, two questions: Has this been caused before I got her or after? Because wouldn't her beak be bleeding? Second questions is whether she'll be able to eat?
I have a bob exactly like that. She had the top of her beak henpecked off as a chick, but over a year and a half and she is doing just fine.