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 Post subject: HELP! (newbie)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:11 am 
I just got a button quail from a friend who didn't want it but when I was taking it out of its box and putting it in the cage thing it got scared and flew, hitting its head on the roof. It was bleeding but its better now only its limping. This morning I went to check on it and it couldn't move. It was trying really hard but it couldn't get up. It's on the other side, opposite the food and water and it can't get to it. Should I bring it over and stress it out? The food and water tray is attached to the cage. The other two quails are grabbing its leg and hurting it but I couldn't seperate them cause the little one started panicing and I was scared it would hit its head again. Because its leg is broken should I make a splint (is that what it's called?) and if so then how do I make it?

Please help, Michelle


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: HELP! (newbie)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:26 am 
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Hi,

Getting it away from the others is an absolute must.

At this point, the best thing to do, would be culling.

If you can't do that, then you should make it easy for the the quail to get food and water. I have also heard of breeders using a bandage as a splint. I personally have never tried to save a bird with this type of injury.

If you can make it comfortable, it maybe worth a try. If the quail still appears to be in pain, you should probably cull the bird.

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