In the Brooder
- Jul 5, 2018
He was previously taken care of by my brother, he passed on the care to my mother in her house as he had to temporarily move at that time. Although when the quail passed on to her care, some string caught on the feet of the quail and I had to end up taking the quail to the vet and they told me the string had cut the blood flow off to some parts of both legs and they had to amputate parts off, which I expected would happen when I visited my mom and saw the state of him. This happened because my mother had not made a proper environment for the quail to live in and the quail could walk out and roam around her living room. I now take care of the quail but I live with my dad, and now my dad feels that the quail should roam around, I sometimes let the quail roam around in a part of my room, but he has told me that this is not enough and that the quail should be able to roam around in the living room. I told him I feel there is more potential harm than good to the quail and I don't believe it is a good idea, if we take into account what has happened previously to the quail and exposing the quail to a similar environment didn't seem like a good idea. My dad seems to think I don't believe the quail should be able to roam around in a broader space, although I told him I believe this is naive and that if an incident has happened prior already to the quail he should understand that the same mistake shouldn't be repeated. I've contacted the same vet I visited about this a week ago but they haven't gotten back to me so I had to ask here for your thoughts on this. I've read that button quails shouldn't be kept in environments that are more than 14 inches so I'm not sure if I'm the crazy one.