One of my male buttons keeps making a strange call, what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have 3 different Button cages. Pen #1 has the parents, Pen #2 has a younger pair that are bro and sis, Pen #3 has 1 lone male, he was in pen #2 with his bro and sis, but the two males started fighting so I had to separate them.
    This morning I was carrying Pen #3 out with my lone male, buddy and he would stand straight up and kind of "Howl" he kept on doing this. Then when I put him beside the pen with his bro and sis in it he would pace back and forth all fluffed up and would kind of Howl at them? [​IMG]
    What does this behavior mean? [​IMG]
    Thanks for the input - [​IMG]
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    My males do that but think of hundreds making that sound...it sounds like a haunted mansion

    Buddy is asking for a mate. He is looking at the others and seeing who will respond to his call. The male will also make the howl when he loses his mate. It's a more sad howl though.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Oh - So I need to hurry up and get him a mate, huh? [​IMG]
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    He wants a mate, he's asking for one [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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