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HELP! Need input ...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster 7 Years

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    Hi folks... i was given 2 10 day old quail last night who are very healthy except for 1 issue....each has only 1 leg. 1 is an a&m Coturnix who's doing great.
    the other is a Bobwhite who is having a terrible time balancing. I know it's a crazy question ...but these are pets ....Does anyone have any idea as to how i could make an artificial leg for the B.W. or what to do to strengthen the leg she has or something...? I hate to put her down she already acts happy to see me whenever i get near ( probably cuz i help her with her balancing so she can eat better...) Any suggestions are welcome!
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Poor guys! How did they end up with one leg?
     
  3. apc

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    Could have been an incubating problem, or something genetic (happens alot from constant inbreeding, among other things) I purchased some jumbo eggs off of a man, i had 3 that were born without eyes :eek: .
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster 7 Years

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    they're survivors of a rat attack at 2 days old.
    i have been giving the Bobwhite baby "physical therapy" to strengthen the leg and teach it to balance better. i sure feel silly doing it but what can i say? The Coturnix is a little spend demon of his 1 leg! they like to cuddle into my hand ,make peeping noises and fall asleep ....ahhhhhhhhhh babies as precious!
     

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