Jumping Quail!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by animal_lover, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    It's me again...and I need help!!! My quail just started jumping up in her aquarium and hitting her head on the top. She is okay, but I am worried!!! We tried turning the light off and that worked, but will that always work???[​IMG]
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine bounces around every night.I had netting on top....then a baking rack,then a softer top................now back to rack with papertowels so she wont hurt herself............I need to build a bigger pen for her I guess....the do like to pop around
     
  3. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think bubble wrap might work?
     
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    they do it everytime they get startled, like popcorn popping,lol. u need a higher top and something they can't get hurt on. we did ours when we had them a few years ago 18" or higher and the top of cages were chicken wire to allow flexability.
    hope that helps,
    silkie
     
  5. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. The only problem is, is that I don't know what is scaring her. I know she can see her reflection in the glass, and there is a birght light above her, but could either of those be what is scaring her?
     
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    it's just in their nature. mine did it alot at every little noise or fast moveing thing they saw. i never used either of those things with them, not sure.
     
  7. animal_lover

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    Quote:I think I am going to try getting a colored light, because I am keeping my quail in a 29 gallon aquarium for now. Maybe she'll calm down once I get her some friends!
     
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    do u only have one? what breed of quail is it? they get pretty lonely should have friends definately. colored lighting is for keeping birds from pecking one another so that probably will not work.
     
  9. animal_lover

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    Yes I only have one, and it is a button quail. I a going to get it a friend on Wednesday. And thank you about the light, I just thought it was to calm them down.
     
  10. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what i did was take mesh netting form the fabric store an
    make a lid out of that so now it is boing proof
     

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