TIA for any help you can offer. I have to come up with permanent housing for my baby button quail once they're out of the rubbermaid storage bin brooder in another few weeks. I have 7 of them -- it appears my last one that was so weak may survive after all, as it is now perked up a lot and is acting pretty normally, eating and drinking really well almost as if to make up for lost time. I figured that I would probably have to make some kind of cages for these birds, but I went to the Petco near my work on lunch the other day just to check anyway, and lo and behold, they had some large finch cages on clearance for around $20 each, regular price was $65. For that price, with materials, considering my time, I probably couldn't do any better if I made my own cages. So, I bought all 3 of them they had for sale (as well as a really nice large cockatiel cage for $18 -- I see diamond doves in the near future!) These cages are about 22 inches X 34 inches and are roughly 18 inches tall -- a low rectangular shape that should be ideal for button quail once I pad the top to prevent head injuries. The bars are very close together, since they were designed for small birds like finches. Wire insert over the tray which I think would be good to ensure cleanliness. 1) Does this sound like appropriate housing for buttons? How many per cage -- I was thinking that I couldn't keep more than 3 together, which is why I bought all 3 of the cages they had for sale? 2) When the time comes to separate them, how will I know who should go with whom? Boys together with boys, girls with girls, or pairs? Also, will it be traumatic separating them since they were raised together? Or, will they turn agressive towards each other anyway as they reach sexual maturity and this will be necessary? And, should I plan on keeping the cages all together in one room so they can "talk" to each other, or would it be better to have them in different rooms so they aren't stressed out due to territorial issues? Thank you.