Young Coturnix Quail Vomiting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chuck12, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all,
    I am new to the forum and new to quails.
    I have a 2 1/2 week old Coturnix Quail that is lively and eats and drinks all the time.

    The problem is that the quail seems to vomit a lot. As soonn as the quail vomits it immediately eats the vomit.

    Is this normal behavior or is this a sign of something else?

    I am feeding the quail chick started ( blended to an edible consistency) with high protein cat food mixed in ( also blended)
    Any advice or observations welcome.
     
  2. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow,..
    No Quail gurus around here?
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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    We're here, but I personally am stumped by that one... I have never heard of coturnix regurgitating their food. [​IMG]
     
  4. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is acting completely active and healthy except for the problem mentioned.

    I guess I will just keep fresh food and water for it and see what happens,
    Hopefully it will stop doing this.
     
  5. Mrs MIA

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    Perhaps cut out the cat food, and just feed it gamebird starter... is it just one bird, or all of them?
     
  6. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just the one bird.
    Was the only one to hatch from a smashed shipment of eggs thanks to the post office.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Oh dear... [​IMG] I hate that. I'm sorry, I wish I could be more help, but that's really a new one. He/she may outgrow it. Another week or so, and you'll know if you have a girl or a boy. [​IMG]
     
  8. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just for the record the chick stopped the vomiting and is healthy as can be.
    It will be 3 weeks old on September 21

    Sometimes things just work themselves out.
     

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