HELP! quail acting weird

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultrypumpkinz, May 12, 2009.

  1. poultrypumpkinz

    poultrypumpkinz In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2009
    Frisco/Bay area
    Help! [​IMG] sad quail stressing himself to death! [​IMG] I just had this little guy for a few days now, neighbor dropped it off, poor thing, seemed stressed, but got used to the new home after awhile, hadn't learned to fly yet so I've been letting him free range in the yard and giving him parakeet feed, apple chunks, rice, millet, big eater, he seemed more friendly after a bit, got out of the yard a couple of times, [​IMG] no idea how... but he never went far, got a little ruffled and upset after I picked him up and put him back in the yard. AND THEN he got his wings clipped.... poor fella, not happy at all, all fluffing himself up, making this weird noise purring/clucky/mad i dunno...he wasn't doing this before, really stressed, ran away at any sign of humans, wouldn't eat, what do i do [​IMG] ??? Is there a way I can minimize his stress, [​IMG] or do I just leave him alone? What if he gets out of the yard again, he doesn't like being picked up or approached it okay to clip a quail's wings? [​IMG] need some help here [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 12, 2009

  2. clickie

    clickie Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    Ocean State
    what type of quail is it... i have button quails and they make a weird crowing noise every so often.. as for him being stressed maybe he needs to left alone for a little bit to get used to his new home.. i don't know if you can clip quails wings since i havent cliped mine.
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    he needs game bird feed 28% protein
    he was going into the wild to call a mate and you stopped that
    he is just calling for some more quail and a mate
    why did you not get another quail from the person who gave you this one?

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