I’m not really sure why I have given my quail an Australian accent. Is that Australian? I don’t know. But these coturnix quail are so obviously Japanese. They even speak Japanese. I’m not even sure that they speak English because no matter how many times I say, “Give me eggs you freeloaders!” in my nicest voice, they do not reply. They do peck my fingers though. Pecking one’s digits is probably considered a universal bird language.
Thank you for discussing bird language theory with me. It makes me look a little less crazy when there’s someone on the other side of a ridiculous conversation.
In any case, they are finally full grown! So I should be getting those eggs I’ve been asking so nicely for any day now. I suspect the breeder had estimated the wrong hatch date on them and they were more like 3-weeks old when we bought them instead of 5-weeks old. It’s alright though. I can understand having to give it a good guess when you have so many birds at any given time. That’s why good record keeping is so important –with any species.