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Quail walking on entire feet

post #1 of 7
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This is our almost one yr old quail. She's been separated from the flock as she's having issues with balance and walking.
No idea what may have happened, but she's using her entire feet to walk.
What may be the matter?
post #2 of 7
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No one?
post #3 of 7

Does her legs feel normal? Nothing broken, no sore places, is she resisting the same as any other quail if you grab a leg an stretch and flex it? No visible head injuries? And she has calcium available at all times and vitamin D3 in her food or access to UV light? None of the others are showing any symptoms?

post #4 of 7
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Yes to all that, no head injuries that I have noticed, I'll check her resistance over again, but she's pretty tame, no issues like this
with the others.
Edited by momofseven - 4/2/16 at 7:21am
post #5 of 7

Well.. Don't really have any clues as to the cause then, but I'd just keep her warm and try to get as much good stuff in her as possible - hard boiled eggs, electrolytes and so on.

post #6 of 7

If she is having balance problems and walking like this she may have boinked her head.  Sometimes they can end up with permanent brain damage, but often they will improve and be normal.  If she improves just be careful re-introducing her to the covey, she may be viewed as a stranger after a long absence.

post #7 of 7
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She's been separated for about 3-4 weeks now. Doesn't seem to improve much other than not falling over anymore. However I guess that's a start wink.png
Thanks!
Edited by momofseven - 4/2/16 at 2:06pm
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