I am going to sell some baby button quail tomorrow morning to a Pet Shop - I'm making a care sheet to go along with them. I am trying to put helpful button quail links on there ( I already added BYC to the list. ) Anybody have any they wonna share? Let me know if you think I need to add anything to the care sheet! Button Quail Care Sheet Bedding: Shavings, DO NOT USE CEDAR SHAVINGS! Food: Umedicated Game Bird Crumbles for the main diet Parakeet food should be given a few times a week for treats Females should have a Cuttle Bone in their pen to supply them with calcium to produce eggs They should be fed boiled, or scrambled eggs at least a few times a week to help with protein You can also feed them finch food for treats as well. Fresh greens should be supplied to them, cabbage, Grass ( that hasnt been sprayed with anything toxic ), Broccoli, spinach just about anything as long as it isnt at all toxic. Water: Buttons can easily be trained to use a rodent water bottle used for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs etc. You can also use a bowl for watering them. Eggs: Females will lay small, dark green speckled eggs. You can eat the eggs, however they arent much of a meal due to their small size. You can boil them and feed them back to your quail. Baby Quail: Babies should be kept in a warm enclosure, such as a aquarium. Their brooder should be kept at 90 degrees for the first week and should be decreased 5 degrees every week until theyre used to the outside temperature. You should feed your babies Game Bird Crumbles, but since they babies are so small you must grind up their feed into bite size pieces. You can feed and water them out of a jar lid for the first few weeks. Make sure the lid isnt too deep other wise they may drown in it, you can put marbles in their water to help prevent this from happening. You can also feed your babies boiled or scrambled eggs for protein. Do not handle your babies too much! You must remember that theyre very delicate and are so tiny could easily die if your over handle them. Buttons can fly at a young at so youll need a top on their brooder with in two weeks. Temperament: Your button quail may chirp a day or so once you get him because he misses his nest mates. Dont worry hell soon bond with you. Cages: You can house your quail in a large aquarium with a wire mesh lid. They like to have hiding spots, you can use tissue boxes turned upside down or fake plants or logs. Other Info: The real name for Button quail is Chinese Blue Breasted Quail, Excalfactoria chinesis. Buttons are monogamous, meaning that you only want to have 1 female and 1 male in the same pen together. Helpful Links: www.backyardchickens.com Great source of information.