my quail hates me

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bobwhitequails, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. bobwhitequails

    bobwhitequails In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2014
    My baby quail. Who is about three weeks old hates me. I rescued him and his brother when they were two days old. He has gotten out of his box twice from jumping and runs away when I try and catch him. I know he is scared because the cat has tried to eat him too. He has had a rough time. I try and talk to him as much as possible. Every time I put my hand in the box though he runs around and jumps everywhere. And I don't want to catch him and hold him by force because I think it might make it worse but I don't know. Do you think he's too traumatized? I don't know how to get him to calm down and like me. He's getting worse and now he can fly
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  2. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Lol, I hate to tell you this, but quails are not the intelligent! It is nearly impossible to tame a quail! Good luck!
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    x2. When I had quail (and I'd love to have them again!) we used them strictly for eggs and meat. They weren't pets and they preferred not to be bothered much.

    And anyway, not all birds are friendly, not even chickens. They also all seem to go through a phase where they're especially weary of everything.

    Good luck!

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