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  1. GreedySeedFeedy

    Canker disinfection and cleanup

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum! One of my birds just came down with canker, has been quarantined and treated. These are indoor quail, and so I know that the infection is inside the house, and on the balcony. I need to treat the pen for trichomonas G. Will protozoans be killed by simple...
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    Cot Rooster enjoying some scritches

    Click this text for dropbox video Klaus, my floppy 2yo Coturnix rooster getting some attention and enjoying it more than should be legal He's being chased around by the top hen and has been under some stress lately
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    Solution to hot quail found

    So I've been worrying about the comfort of my quail during the 95f degree weather,and want them to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine without getting too hot. So I put emergency foil blankets over the sunniest part of their enclosure which dramatically lowered the temps.. Still lots of pink noses...
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    comfortable temps for ADULT quail

    Hello! I'm failing to find answers on google about the comfort of adult quail in hot weather. Everything is buried under page after page of everything from brooder/hatching temperatures, to how long to cook them before eating is safe. 😖 I usually keep them indoors with us, but I've just got...
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    Coturnix with heterochromia

    My crossbeaked cot hen, Scooty, has one brown eye and one blue. You can't really see the blue eye well in this picture, but it's a lot lighter in person. The only other cot I have had with (both) blue eyes was almost completely white; This one is piebald. She can see well from both eyes and has...
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    Coturnix quail as tame lap-pets

    Here (Video link) is a video of a little maltese hen of ours! Her name's Hemmi, and she has a lovely temperament. I wanted to show what wonderful, lovable pets Japanese quail can make. If you listen, you can hear the noise that both sexes make when they're happy and enjoying good company! We...
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    Finland!

    Hello from the north! :) Any other Finns here?
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    Are bees a danger?

    Hello, everyone. I have been letting my quail out when the weather is nice, but there are a LOT of bumble bees. Bee stings cause swelling. Could a bee kill one of my hapless eat-anything-that-moves quail if stung in the face or throat? Sorry if it's a silly question, I have seen what bees can...
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    Fatal gene?

    Well, my young coturnix japonica rooster (4 wks) suddenly died right in front of my wife and I today. He wasn't sick, wasn't panting, and was quite plump. No sign of disease. He came from eggs I had shipped in from Germany. Super healthy, beautiful feathers, and seeming to be very happy and...
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    Killed my first rooster yesterday

    I have had quail for years, for eggs and as pets. I am a real grass-eater type, I get very attached to them and in the past have only killed them due to extreme suffering or illness. This time, I had to deal with an indiscriminately violent roo to stop him terrorizing everyone. I have had very...
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    Mysterious gizzard death

    I had an older coturnix quail hen, almost 4 years old suffering from weight loss. She seemed to be head shaking and regurgitating a lot, but her crop felt fine. I suspected a blocked gizzard because I could feel her gizzard through her abdomen, it was very swollen and hard. A lot of massage...
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    Helping special needs bird to drink?

    Looking to make drinking less of an ordeal for a bird with a mouth deformity causing her to easily inhale water while sipping. I have a little coturnix hen named Nuggie who was born with a deformed oral muscle. The place on her lower beak where soft flesh begins is quite hard, like scar...
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    Something for chicks to snuggle (not feather duster!!)

    Hello. I've got a batch of coturnix chicks internally pipped and about to pop. My question is, what can I give them to use as a comfort item when I'm too busy sleeping or showering to be with them? Normally I just use a teddy bear under their heat lamp, but they always seem to be endlessly...
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    Buttons vs Coturnix

    Hello, I keep coturnix as breakfast-giving pets for 4 years now and love them! I am curious about adding some button quails to my quaiviary. I understand they are quieter than cot roosters crowing, but how much quieter? Coturnix roosters, when unhappy, are incredibly annoying. I would say they...
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    My quail setup

    So happy with this!! Just put it up today. The rooster is separated on the left under the finch cage until the ladies get used to him (you can see them in the front right by the air mattress, crammed together as far from him as physically possible, lol), and my two old and fragile retirees get...
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    BEWARE of hairs!!

    So one of my quail roosters has been having problems with his feet recently, and it's a good thing too! I was asking on the forums about advice for his arthritis/stiff, swollen joints, and needed to post a picture so when I got home I looked at his feet and saw that there was a human hair...
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    Arthritic rooster

    I have a coturnix rooster about 3 or 4 years old. He has arthritis in both feet, the first joint of his middle toe is fused and has 0 mobility. Can I do anything to ease his pain? No expense or effort is too big for him, he's my special boy.
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    Viability of 'gently-sat' eggs

    How many days of warmth does it take for the growth process of an embryo to begin to the point where it can't be 'shelved' as a hatching egg anymore? For example, a broody hen sits on an egg for an entire day, maybe around 35 hours? Do those eggs have to be put into an incubator immediately, or...
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    Worried daddy about to rehome

    Hello. I've been raising quail for their eggs in an indoor setting. We don't hatch new birds often, because we always wind up with a few surprise roosters. Most people kill and eat their unwanted/problem birds, but I'm very hands-on and a pretty emotional guy. My birds mean the world to me, and...
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    Need some help getting my hands on Tylosin/Tylan.

    I need to find somewhere (online, I live in the middle of nowhere) a small amount of Tylosin (Tylan) in powdered form. I have a small finch that I raised from 5 days old due to being orphaned, and have noticed her eye beginning to swell slightly in one corner. When I found her, the baby was...
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