Are quail really that stupid?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ticks, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    The Sticks, Vermont
    I was just talking to another or former BYC member about quail that I am soon getting. The person said that if the cage is too tall they will jump and hit their heads. My question is, I know they are birds but, are they really that stupid? I am pretty sure that if something hurts they wont do it again. Is this true? Are they dumb birds?
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    The speckleds I had were. [​IMG] Not sure about all but it cured me of ever wanting any more to find out.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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    Yes... buttons and coturnix will fly up and hit their heads on the cage. Buttons will do it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over until their heads are bloody pulps.
    Need high cages, or pad the top with bubblewrap or foam. [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Buttons and Coturnix normally just do it when scared by something, however Buttons make sure to do it extra special and exaggerate the problem a bit........
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    But I'm right, aren't I?!? Silly birds...
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Yes... buttons and coturnix will fly up and hit their heads on the cage. Buttons will do it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over until their heads are bloody pulps.
    Need high cages, or pad the top with bubblewrap or foam. [​IMG]

    Man, that seems like a lot more work for me [​IMG]

    so the answer is quail are dumb?​
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Man, that seems like a lot more work for me [​IMG]

    so the answer is quail are dumb?

    I'd say buttons are...

    coturnix, well if you think chickens are dumb then i'd say coturnix are too [​IMG]



    Ak...I agree with you completely lol!
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    The Buttons do it more than the coturnix. But once you pad their cell...er, cage, you're ok. And after a while the Buttons become accustomed to seeing you, and they don't do it as much. The coturnix will only do it if startled. I accidentally "snuck up" on my coturnix, and scared one so bad she broke her neck on the roof... [​IMG] After that, I always made sure to start talking to them, and come at them from the front of the cage where they could see me. Never had that problem again.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    The Buttons do it more than the coturnix. But once you pad their cell...er, cage, you're ok. And after a while the Buttons become accustomed to seeing you, and they don't do it as much. The coturnix will only do it if startled. I accidentally "snuck up" on my coturnix, and scared one so bad she broke her neck on the roof... [​IMG] After that, I always made sure to start talking to them, and come at them from the front of the cage where they could see me. Never had that problem again.

    I lost a golden that way while cleaning the brooder a few weeks ago [​IMG]
     

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