Button Quail with Diarrhea

ButtonBag

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One of my indoor button/chinese painted/king quails has had quite wet poops for a few weeks now. I've been adding probiotics to their water every day for the last 2 weeks (it looks like they also contain electrolytes), but today it's become really bad, like bubbly brown water. She also seems to have stopped laying for the past 4 days (she normally lays every day).

They've only had their normal food (a mix especially for button quails that I started them on about a month ago), with a bit of egg food on the side yesterday and the day before. I've also given them some hard boiled egg today hoping it might help. They've always eaten their own and each other's droppings, despite the probiotics I've given them before. I've tried calling around all the vets here but nobody will see birds at all.

Sorry for the nasty photo! But does anyone have any clue what's going on or how I can help her?

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ButtonBag

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Yep, they always have a bowl of oyster shell grit, and she’s never laid a soft or otherwise unusual egg.
 

PhoenixinNevada

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One of my indoor button/chinese painted/king quails has had quite wet poops for a few weeks now. I've been adding probiotics to their water every day for the last 2 weeks (it looks like they also contain electrolytes), but today it's become really bad, like bubbly brown water. She also seems to have stopped laying for the past 4 days (she normally lays every day).

They've only had their normal food (a mix especially for button quails that I started them on about a month ago), with a bit of egg food on the side yesterday and the day before. I've also given them some hard boiled egg today hoping it might help. They've always eaten their own and each other's droppings, despite the probiotics I've given them before. I've tried calling around all the vets here but nobody will see birds at all.

Sorry for the nasty photo! But does anyone have any clue what's going on or how I can help her?

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Maybe try a medicated start and grow feed. I dont know about Quails but it works on chickens for Diarrhea.
 

ButtonBag

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Yeah I think I’d prefer to avoid medicated food unless I was certain what I was treating for. They are so tiny, only the size of finches, so I’d worry they could easily overdose on any drugs.
 

ButtonBag

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Well, it turns out that she was just completely burying her eggs! So still laying every day.

Her droppings over the past couple of days have still been very soft, but not completely liquid. Does anyone have suggestions for foods that might help?
 

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