Hello again from the quail newbie! I posted a few days ago about the 2 male quail dilemma. I think we'll keep the 2 quail, but will need to get another cage until I can build their permanent homes. I know all you quail lovers have many more on your hands than just 2 little guys, but could you give me an idea of how small I could go in terms of a cage for a lone quail? What is the minimum height I should give him? I've already got one in the cage that is 22X18, it is about 19" high in terms of the usable space for the bird and I'd prefer it if I didn't have to buy another one that size, due to space restrictions in the house, but I don't want to make the guy suffer. As for their future homes, I'm looking at making mini-coops with attached runs for them that would be portable so I could rotate them around the yard and garden. I'm working off the assumption that the coops themselves wouldn't need to be very big at all, given they are for one small bird. I am feeling most inspired by the following coops (hope you don't mind me posting these questions here, since they are quail-specific!) This one here at BYC, in a modified and mini-version, with the slope of the roof reversed and an indoor wire floor added over a droppings pan, because I'm finding that's such a convenience on the cage we have: https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/edlup.html My other idea would be a modification on the A-Frame theme found in both these coops: Obviously, they would need to be smaller than the Catawba Coop, but I kind of dig the upper-story residence and lower run. Would having airspace under the "house" be too drafty for the little guys? http://www.catawbacoops.com/ If off-the-ground isn't a good idea, I could do a larger and more predator-proof copy of this little hutch: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2751761 And when I say "I" that really means my husband, who is the builder. All this effort for two little male birds? I can't help it, I don't think I can part with them, but I'm not going to be able to have a flock of chickens or quail for a while.