Button Quail/Rooster...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Nuttsy, May 3, 2017.

  1. Nuttsy

    Nuttsy Out Of The Brooder

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    So every morning for the past 3 days my little button quail "Kevin" has been waking me up at 6am peeping so loudly the whole house wakes up. Now Kevin I believe is a male due to the ring around his neck, the coo-ing noises, and the nipping at the other 3 when he gets agitated. Any ideas on how I can stop this wannabe rooster?
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In general buttons are very quiet when they are happy. If he is making noise, he is probably not as happy as he could be. One reason (probably the most likely) could be that he is housed with another male. If you do not know the sexes of your birds,you can post a few good pictures of them and I'll try to help.
    Another option could be the enclosure he is in - something about it could be bothering him (size, lack of hiding places, location).
    If no answer is found there, you could also try either covering the cage at night so it's completely dark, or placing a night light by the cage so he can see all night. Both options might make the problem worse but could also remove it.
     

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