Bird brains: Fox Lane High School students train quails to learn new tricks

Fox Lane High School students participated in a four-week animal behavior project.

Julia Burns

Mar 26, 2024, 9:27 PM

Updated 24 days ago

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Fox Lane High School students have a few cards up their sleeves when it comes to training birds.
Students participated in a four-week animal behavior project.
Students used classical and operant conditioning to teach the quails a new skill. The quails were either conditioned to step up onto a brick, walk around a cone or choose a specific playing card.
School officials say in addition to learning about animal behavior, students also learned important life lessons like patience, collaboration, and problem-solving.


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