Is this a Happy Dance? Testing his environment? Mouth open, tongue and throat undulating..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by JKav, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. JKav

    JKav In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    I'm wondering what this behavior means. I thought before she was testing her environment.
    But this time she was very happily giving herself a "dust bath", practically rolling around in her blanket when she started..

    Mouth open, tongue "wagging", no sound - is this like a dog sniffing?
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Usually when a quail leaves it's mouth open it is hot and trying to pant to cool off. Other reasons are seeds stuck in the throat, yawning, ears popped cause a plane flew over or worms.

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