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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
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  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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