Background: We've had seven Coturnix quail living in three cages. They are about 14 months old. One coop has one male and two females, the 2nd coop has one male and one female, and the 3rd coop had two females (one blind). They were separated like this a long time ago because of fighting and injuries (lots of quail drama that I won't get into here! It was a total soap opera.)
Question: The blind quail in the 3rd coop died last night in her sleep. She came from a different brood than the other quail, and we don't know how old she was. So now there is only one female left. I'm wondering what I should do with her. I know quail shouldn't be alone, but she has a track record of a) being rejected and picked on by the quail in cage #1, and b) she hates the male quail in cage #2. She's very friendly and calm with me (because I nursed her back to health after she was nearly killed), so one possibility might be to bring her inside and keep her as a pet.
These quail are pets, so culling is not a possibility.
Any suggestions welcome - thank you.
Edited by RedCoopOnWheels - 4/1/16 at 3:35pm