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Old boy now!!

Post by Cracker on Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:46 pm

Hi all,

I just wanted to show you a few photo's of little Wilf, he is now eight years old (April just gone). He was abandoned by his mum and was very cold when we found him, we picked him up and put him in the greenhouse to warm through and after a few mins he gave out a "pip" noise, we knew it could be touch and go for a while but we continued the TLC treatment and he remained in the house with us until he was big enough to venture into the great outdoors. At first he was very nervous of his new surroundings but it wasn't long until he became the "stud" of the group Cool , he now enjoys life in the slow lane although he does like day trips or walks out in the country and he still eats like a horse!! I have never had a quail live to his ripe old age so he is truly remarkable.

Enjoy,

Helen.


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Post by Ironsun on Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:37 pm

Hi Helen,

At 8 years old, your quail must be a contender for the world record. He sure looks good for his age. Where did you take him for his holidays then? (second photo)

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Post by Harrie on Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:46 pm

Aww bless him! Smile
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Post by andoy on Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:09 pm

Ironsun wrote:Where did you take him for his holidays then? (second photo)Derek.

love the yellow beach blanket Very Happy
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Post by Cracker on Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:05 pm

Thanks for your comments, the second photo was just a few hours out and about in the fresh air, it's a five mile walk around a reservoir called Draycote, it was a lovely day to be out and as I had my camera I thought it would be fun to take a few photo's of little Wilf on one of his adventures!!
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Post by Klaire on Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:23 am

Has he ever tried to fly off? I know mine do, and that's just over the garden fence Very Happy
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Post by Ronnie's Quails on Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:49 am

WOW i cant beleive how old he is some quail live max to 3 years, he looks so calm and tame, you must be doing something right sunny

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Post by internet_nobody on Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:51 am

Wow what an old man! Well done getting him to that age.
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Post by phillipm1969 on Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:25 am

that is a good age the best i know of !

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Post by s25ale on Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:02 am

I can't beleive he's that old, although with the sound of it he's been living the VIP life Wink
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Post by Cracker on Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:32 am

Well I told little wilf all your comments, he just gave me that look ( Laughing ).

Yes, he is very tame but then he has been handled for a very long time now!!

Not flew off yet, don't think he has that strength anymore, probably too heavy with all the scoffing he does!!

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Post by lottie on Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:07 am

Brilliant - so nice to hear that they can live longer than three years.
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