So when my wife and I first started to research button quail. From my understanding was that they are very quite birds, and all we knew was that they had a quite chirp. Its rather soothing. We have them in a nice sized bird cage in the bed room. UNTILL the darn things woke me up at 3:00 am with some kind of LOUD crowing type sound. It scared the heck out of me! I jumped clear out of bed!!!