Coturnix Quail Limping??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by QuailMum, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. QuailMum

    QuailMum In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2016
    Hi all,
    I have a female coturnix quail who has been limping around her cage for about a week. I've been giving her some warm baths which she likes, and it helps her move a little easier for a while. She is able to put the foot down and heavily limp using it, though I'm noticing her rear toenail looks almost rotted and swollen. Any ideas on cause or treatments? I'll include some pictures below. Thanks!
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  2. clawstar

    clawstar Songster

    Jan 1, 2014
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Looks like it may of broken and the quick got infected? I'm not sure what you'd do besides give her time. There may be some type of ointment to put on it. (Nothing with pain reducers in it, they are harmful to birds).

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