Scissor beaks/quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jimbo1989, May 15, 2016.

  1. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any idea on snacks for these special quail or special feeding ideas .i have one coturnix quail boy with a scissor beak
     
  2. Monkau

    Monkau Out Of The Brooder

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    My scissorbeak girl just eats what the others eat. She has picked up the knack of turning her head sideways to get her beak where she wants.

    Does your scissorbeak have a missing eye too?
     
  3. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No hahahaha he's normal just a unnatural cross beak .he eats feed fine but can't grab meal worms and crickets so I'm looking for snacks like so he can grab
     
  4. Monkau

    Monkau Out Of The Brooder

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    Hah OK. I am not sure if my girl has a crossed beak because her eye is missing or if her eye missing was a side effect of the scissorbeak! Mine likes mealworms but because of her missing eye she can't aim correctly when pecking so it takes a while! She can't do greens etc which is sad.
     
  5. jimbo1989

    jimbo1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sad my boy attempts but no success
     

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