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  1. GwenGenAndSen

    GwenGenAndSen Out Of The Brooder

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    It's about time that I made a profile on here seeing as I have two species of quail and I am always Googling for answers to questions related to them. At the moment, I am in my bathroom trying to help my Cortunix quail, Gwenivere, pass an egg that's stuck in her vent. It may not be the best situation, but I am enjoying spending time with her. [​IMG] She's a trooper!
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh no! So sorry about your quail! Yes, soak her lower half in warm water for about 10 to 15 mins. The warm water should help her to relax and pass the egg. Give her some yogurt if you have any and she will eat it too. This calcium will help aid in the contractions to get that egg unstuck.

    After you soak her, get her dried off and let her sit somewhere quiet in the house. She should pass the egg within the hour. If not, give her another soaking for another 10 to 15 mins. More calcium too. If you have any calcium in the liquid form or Crushed up Tums if you can get her to eat them.

    Keep us posted!!!
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Oh, and you know what else will help? Get some vaseline or KY Jelly and with a latex glove on, lube up your pinky and insert it gently into her vent around the egg. Lube up her vent too. Sometimes this is all that is needed because the oviduct is dry.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I don't know a thing about quail. Defiantly use the advice given by Two Crows.

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  5. GwenGenAndSen

    GwenGenAndSen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your concern! She's the first bird I've had to have this problem, so I'm calmly trying to solve it. She's also calmly soaking in the warm water, like it's a spa or something lol. She knows what I'm trying to do so that helps make the process that much easier. I have frozen yogurt. Will this help?
     
  6. GwenGenAndSen

    GwenGenAndSen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the greeting and honesty! It's nice to meet such friendly people at such an unpleasant situation. :)
     
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    She could use something with high calcium in it. If you can thaw it out and get her to eat a small spoonful of it, the calcium should help to expel the egg.

    Definitely lube up her vent too. This can do wonders to moving a stuck egg. Many times this is why a bird becomes egg bound in the first place is because the oviduct is too dry.
     
  8. GwenGenAndSen

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    Okay, will a towel be all to dry her off or should I use a hairdryer set on low?
     
  9. GwenGenAndSen

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    OK, she ate some thawed yogurt, and now I'm going to grab a little Vaseline and a glove.
     
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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Can you see the egg?

    Make sure the water is warm. Not luke warm and not hot. Of course you don't want to burn her, but if the water is not warm enough, it won't relax her muscles. What happens is they push and push so hard, the tight muscles in the abdomen itself can stop the passage of the egg. The calcium will help the oviduct contract and the warm water will help relax the abdomen muscles.

    Good that you got her to eat some of the yogurt. I would blow dry her off because if she chills, then she will be clenching these muscles again. So keep her warm and in a semi dark quiet room.
     
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