I've decided to keep three Coturnix to start out and see how they are. As a child we kept one lovebird so my experience with birds is limited. I have found a breeder, I have a cage prepared for three birds (each gets a little more than a square foot of space), and they're going to be kept indoors with lots of natural light coming in. My one question is what can you feed them and on the note of them being indoors is there a feed that can reduce smell in the excrement material? I am also an animal health enthusiast. My cats eat only the best food and it costs a pretty penny and I want the same for my quails. So what is the best diet for quails essentially? I've heard about cat food supplementing, finch seed, oyster shell, and bird grit. I know practically nothing about dietary needs of galliformes anyone want to help me out here? What do you feed your quails and if you could improve their diet how would you?