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Button boinked and then died!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by spotsplus, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was switching a juvenile male button from one house to the next when he boinked (not unexpected), had a seziure and died within 30 seconds! In all my years of having quail, I've never have one just die like that. Sorry, Zoey, I'll miss you![​IMG]
     
  2. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a St Bernard once, my brother tossed her a tomato slice and she leapt to catch it, hit the ground dead as a hammer.
     
  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep they break their necks all the time when startled. I keep a cover on the top of my enclosure so they see it and dont boink up sometimes they will jump to the side but not up. Sorry for your loss. Silly birds.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Attach a piece of window screen a few inches below the ceiling not too tight but not loose (make sure it can't possibly touch the ceiling). When they hit it, it will absorb some shock. It's not death proof but it will help.
     

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