What could be wrong with my button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by craftsacrap, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. craftsacrap

    craftsacrap Hatching

    Sep 18, 2012
    I have 10 button quails.I have them paired with 2 females and a male in each cage.during spring one of my females got sick, she started gasping for air and shortly died.After that one of my males got sick and was gasping, then i noticed he wouldn't eat and he died.Now another one of my females is sick, she is gasping so i put her under a heat lamp.It also looks like she also has a clogged nose, it has white stuff in it.She falls over and acts like she can't walk good also.She still eats and drinks so far, any ideas what could be wrong?
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Songster

    May 28, 2012
    There are several things that come to mind:
    1. a respiratory illness - seek the help of a bird vet
    2. impacted croup - check what you are feeding be sure they have grit or and oyster shell
    3. as bad as west Nile virus - see a vet asap

    to be sure I would try to get the sick in to the vet. It is really hard to medicate when you do not know what is wrong. sorry for your losses.

    Jodi may be able to help check her web site:
    Bracken Ridge Ranch - Button Quail Eggs

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