If she is 9 weeks old already, she should be okay to go outside with you for a while. Horton lives outside, my dad is so mean! Won't let the poor 'little' guy come in! Oh, and I know what you mean about the squeeling! They deffinitely know how to let you know what they want!! Horton likes to jump up on the side of his pen when I'm feeding the quail and 'root' me in the head with his nose. How dare I feed the quail first?