Ok-this sounds kind of lame but I have seriously lost a button quail in my apartment while I was transferring them to try to clean their cage and positively determine their sex. Lightening (and yes . . . there is meaning to that name . . . light yellow and quick as can be) got away once again . . . but this time I can't find her anywhere. I'd already transferred my other button quail Thunder (from day one when he/she began to peep it was continuous just like rolling thunder) to a different cage. I've looked absolutely everywhere - high and low. He/she can't possibly escape from the apartment or even get into the bedroom or the bathroom (where I very quickly tossed the two cats) for the button's safety. I've tore the living room/dining/kitchen combination unit apart with no success. The last time I saw her was when she ran behind the cat's litter box which is near the opening to the kitchen. I've put Thunder back in her cage (at least I was able to positively identify there are no red feathers near her vent so I accomplished 1/2 of what I set out to do ;>}) and put the cage down on the floor hoping she will call to Lightening and Lightening will come over to the cage. Does anyone out there have any ideas? I'm listening for peeps but with 7 parakeets, 2 rosie burkes, 3 java sparrow, 1 diamond dove, 2 lovebirds, and 2 canaries it's kind of difficult.