I've noticed that the same questions keep getting asked over and over again about these quail. Perhaps we should have a sticky that states a few of their basic care requirements. Button quail are small birds weighing only 2-3oz. They must be bred in pairs and will mate for life. Putting two pairs together can result in fighting over territory during the breeding season. Male Button quail have red feathers around their vents. This is a sure way to sex all but the white variety of button quail. Button quail must be kept indoors or in a heated outdoor enviroment with no acceptions, especially during cold weather. If the temperature is below 50 degrees they will die if they are outside. They must have feed that is 20% protien or higher to stay healthy.