My Old Boi Scrappy

PhantomSkye

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Scrappy wearing his little bell. Useful for when he is out and I am doing cleaning, but is mostly just used for festive events such as Easter and Christmas... Yes, it is the same collar that comes with the chocolate rabbits. XD
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What brand are the chocolate bunnies I’ve never seen one at the store with a collar on it before and i want to get one for m quails ewe
 

MageofMist

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Lulu: "Looove meeee!"
Scrappy: "Trying to eat, leave me alone."
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Edit: Lulu's tail feathers are a bit tattered as even though he has a large cage and multiple perches, he likes to rest with his tail out the bars.

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Scrappy getting a relaxing preening from Lulu, it is hard to get photos or videos of this as Lulu usually freezes when he sees me sneak the phone close. XD
 
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MageofMist

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"Hooman repair horse"
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Got this horse plushie from the charity shop I work at to stitch up at home. XP It is Scrappy approved.
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On another note, I am growing more and more curious over Scrappy's heritage. I think Scrappy may have some African Coturnix in him, as he has a very dark face compared to a regular Japanese Quail of the Pharaoh morph... Or he could just be merely darker than the norm. He does have the regular Japanese Quail crow, but reacts to the sound of Common/European Quail crowing as crazily as he reacts to his own crowing played back to him.

Regular Japanese Quail, Coturnix japonica
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Coturnix coturnix africana, an African subspecie of Common/European Quail
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Scrappy
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MageofMist

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Showing off the fancy wings that honestly are quite long outstretched, note I wasn't pulling them or anything, he just becomes a ragdoll when relaxed. :p
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To show how lightly I was holding it, he flicked his wing back in place once he realized it was outstretched and looked to my hand confused.
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He hardly ever uses his wings so I have to exercise them by encouraging him to jump off the couch in the living room and fly off my hand when outside.

Also clipped his claws after locating the quicks.
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Before
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After​
 
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HeatherN

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I love Scrappy! How often did you handle him growing up? Was it alone or with his quail friend? I would love to have some tame quail, but all my lovey-dovey ones grew out of their affectionate tendencies. Then when I try to handle hatchlings alone, they get upset when separated from the rest of their clutch.
 

MageofMist

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I love Scrappy! How often did you handle him growing up? Was it alone or with his quail friend? I would love to have some tame quail, but all my lovey-dovey ones grew out of their affectionate tendencies. Then when I try to handle hatchlings alone, they get upset when separated from the rest of their clutch.
I got Scrappy as a young adult, in the 6-9 week range roughly. ^^ He arrived with his brother who sadly passed away two years ago named Bambi. They were from a friend who brought them from a farm thinking they were hens, and ended up with three boys and two hens.
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The fawn babu was Bambi and both were quite wild and feisty buggers at first who'd run up at me all floofed up and chattering, but with daily handling, they settled and tamed. Bambi still kept his rebellious streak however, whilst Scrappy behaved for the most part.

As for raising quail from eggs/chicks... They always seem to outgrow their cuddly natures and become petrified of ya. :lau I used to breed Chinese Painted Quail and no matter how I approached them or how much I spent time with them, the longest a chick remained docile around me was 5 days. However I found if you keep feeding them by hand, eventually as adults they won't stress as much (though they still stress and jump like lunatics) and that taking them out a cage and letting them roam around in a secure room mellowed them out a ton.
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This is Scrappy and Panic, though Panic also passed away from old age last year. Panic was one of my elderly Chinese Painted Quail that was naturally hatched and raised by her parents. I decided to try taming her and I also found she was more relaxed if Scrappy was out too, given his calm demeanor and the fact he was a big tough boi. For obvious reasons, they didn't share a cage, but did interact when given free-roam time.

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Bonus image of Lulu the Diamond Dove huddled in his horde of Painted Quails, Panic was the blue-faced hen to the top left above the dove. Now he sits atop Scrappy.
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Hoping to raise them again when my living situation is sorted, as me and my BF are getting a flat but due to this virus, there's been delays upon delays.
 
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