new Japanese Quail need info

Discussion in 'Quail' started by zazabrownie, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. zazabrownie

    zazabrownie New Egg

    Oct 25, 2013
    We just bought two Japanese quails and one of them keeps doing this thing with its throat and I have no idea if this is normal oor if should be worried he doesn't make a sound just opens his mouth and moves his throat any advice please
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    Do they look something like this image?
    (Not my image. Found off deviantART and belongs to RayvenVlad.)


    It looks like they're smiling, singing and happy and all that, but they're actually panting to cool off, like dogs, its also a sign that they're a little hot. They open their mouths and their throat kinda moves.

    If this is the case, cool them down if they continue doing this for a few hours. Quail can die from overheating if its extreme (I believe in your case it shouldn't be dangerous, so don't worry, but let them relax a little since they're adjusting to their surroundings. Maybe its hotter in their new home, than their previous home.). You can provide a shallow pan of water for them to stand in, some dirt or sand for them to dust bathe in, an electric fan blowing cool air at them, and add ice cubes to their drinks to cool the water down.

    Normally it doesn't last long, so don't worry! Its normal.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013

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