I took my quail to the vet because she doesn't like to move all day (though she can move quickly if frightened). She just sits almost all day, and this has lasted three weeks. We thought she was lonely so we found a friendly quail and they became roommates today. I noticed though, she still just sits and if she goes in the sun she pants, even though it is cool outside today. The vet said it would take lots of lab tests to find the cause and perhaps hundreds of dollars that I don't really want to spend -- he said it is hard to find out what is ailing birds because they hide symptoms so well. One cause could be the quail's old food seems lighter than it used to be -- I think it got a little moldy, though you can't actually see mold, just an overall lighter color. I bought new food which looks a bit darker. Does anyone have advice that could help a quail that may be sick from moldy food? She's been on the new food about a week, no improvement yet. I did buy antibiotics to put in her water and I may go ahead with that just in case it helps. Thanks for your great advice!