Hi, another newbie here.
I bought a pair of silver button quails (pets only) and put them in a largish indoor cage with my 2 small parrots. They seem to get along quite well. Several times each night there is a disturbance as if one of the quails had panicked. By the time I can turn on the light it's all over, on occasion with one or the other quail in an odd spot such as the parrots' food bowl from which it has to fly to the floor or be rescued.
What is causing these nighttime panics and is there any way to stop them? I'm losing sleep, but I desperately love my quails. They appear to be young still; the female has not laid any eggs yet. I can not put them outside. Feeding them recommended quail food, mealworms and fruit and veg. Please help?