[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: 12:55:31 01/09/08 Wed
Author: Michele
Author Host/IP:
Subject: Re: male button molting
In reply to: Terri 's message, "male button molting" on 14:16:50 01/08/08 Tue

Hi Terri,

Button Quail molt quite frequently, both male and female, but you should never see any actual bald patches on them if it's truly molting. You'll find loose feathers all over the cage, and will see the new "pin" feathers coming in through the regular feathers, but bald patches generally indicate something else. If your male's back only is bald than I would guess he's being plucked by one of his cage-mates. Once it starts, it's hard to get stopped too. The best thing to do would be to separate him so that the feathers can grow back. I generally just put a screen divider in the cage so that the quails stay acquainted, but can't get at each other. When the feathers are back in, remove the divider and watch closely to see that the cycle doesn't start all over, as sometimes it takes several separations to break the habit.

Best of luck and Happy Quails!


[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


  • Re: male button molting -- Sarah, 14:03:49 03/06/16 Sun

    Post a message:
    This forum requires an account to post.
    [ Create Account ]
    [ Login ]

    Forum timezone: GMT-5
    VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
    Before posting please read our privacy policy.
    VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
    Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.