What causes a female quail to drink so much? Since yesterday morning she started acting strange . She doesn't eat but drinks water alot. Her crop is full of water and she makes a gurgling noise when I pick her up. She's sleepy and has no interest in treats or her mate. I've offered spinach which she loves and she doesn't take it. Her poop is also very watery and white I'm assuming from all the water intake. 2 days ago she was bouncing and fine. She is kept indoors on soft bedding and eats gamebird feed. Her mate is fine so I hope it's nothing contagious. She's also 3 years old . Does not lay and hasn't since the beginning of the year .