Hi everyone! I just now joined the BYC forum. I have a little bit of experience with birds as I worked at a rescue ranch part time for a couple years about two years ago. I did basic care of small animals including chickens and turkeys. I have my own mini zoo at my house with dogs, guinea pigs, rats and parakeets. I really don't go looking for more pets they just seem to find me. haha I decided to join this forum, because my silly husband brought home a one-eyed domestic quail.I guess no one else wanted him. To be honest, I had no idea they existed until he brought him home! We have wild quail in our area, but I had never heard of the domestic kind. We've named him Casper and he is in a new cage I had bought for my guinea pigs (never used, I hadn't yet set it up) till we set up a coop or hutch outside. I've been reading up as much as I can about these interesting little creatures. It seems like maybe my little guy is a cotornix (did I spell that right?) Anyway, that's me! I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning a lot.