In the Brooder
- May 16, 2018
I'm a major animal fanatic and I spend a lot of time browsing classified pet ads to see what pets people are rehoming. Today I found an ad for a supposedly 3 year old male button quail, alone, in an absolutely tiny tank, with a hamster wheel, bedding, and a food + water dish. He supposedly belonged to someone who can no longer care for it and is being sold by a family, friend, etc. I presume. He is described as very lively but I'm kinda worried... I'm not an expert on quails but I've been doing my research and looking for over a year. I don't think I could get 2 quails because my area is not very "rural" and I don't want to have to rehome a younger quail or get more and more to keep them healthy. It's just been eating me up if I should take this quail if he still needs rehoming. I know quails need mates and can die without one, but he's already well into his life. If I were to get him... Would I do more harm than good? Is there a way to keep a quail alone by giving them stimulation, mirrors, etc? If anyone here lives in Ontario, Canada, and is interested I will link the ad. Thank you!