Adult Japanese Quail with bad leg/s! Help is much appreciated !!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tamagoyaki, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. tamagoyaki

    tamagoyaki New Egg

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    Hello there,
    I have an adult female tuxedo quail that has a bad leg. In the morning i found it sitting out in the wire looking as if its having a sunbath, but after i come back it was still lying there. I figured something was wrong so i went to pick it up and found out that it cant stand or walk properly. I have since then placed it into the inside house but it hasn't gotten any better.
    It's breathing fast and looks like it's about to die! I have absolutely no idea what to do since this i my first time experiencing this with an adult quail.
    Should i put it in a separate cage and give it some special care or leave it?
    Your answers will be much help of me!
    Thank you very much.

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  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure but perhaps it got injured and is in pain hence the lameness and panting? Do the legs look different from each other?
     
  3. tamagoyaki

    tamagoyaki New Egg

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    The cage that i have the quails in are danger free, since i had some problems with the cages previously because of wire sticking out, them flying, etc.
    The only possible thing i can think of that may have injured it's leg, is because she flew to high and didn't get a good stance when it came back down, But other than that, i can't think of anything.

    I believe the two legs are pretty much the same, and she doesn't seem to feel anything when i touch them or move them.
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strange.. No markings or swelling and both legs are affected? Could be neurological? I'm not sure :/
     
  5. tamagoyaki

    tamagoyaki New Egg

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    Just found out its called the "Merek's Disease", One of my chickens got it and it spread to my quails getting this poor quail.
    Such a shame. :( I don't even think i'll be able to own any more animals because of this disease.
     
  6. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that's awful ;(!! You had it sent away to diagnose it? I don't know much about Mareks other than I fear it :S

    Are things under control??
     

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