Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption
Posted Sep 27, 2015
About a year ago, I owned my first quails. The first day, I held them in my hand to introduce them to their new cage, but I noticed that they did not like being held at all. They both flapped their wings uncontrollably and tried to escape from me. From my experience, if you want an animal easy to hold and pet, these are definitely not fit for this. Also, I had to provide them with lots of newspaper for their cage so that they wouldn't make a mess. Despite my efforts, there was always feathers everywhere. Also, at night time, they were really noisy. I could hear them flapping their wings and making loud noises from several feet away. However, the female quail was very helpful as it would lay several eggs which we could use for a meal later that day. I gave them away after a couple months because I was having trouble falling asleep. I would only recommend getting these for food purposes.