Alright, I asked the bf if I could get quail. He said no. A few days later, he mentioned something about my quail. I can't remember what it was, but it had sounded like he was assuming that I'd have some eventually. So, I waited awhile, then mentioned them again. I got a no. His brother told me that if I ask every once in awhile, he'll say yes. His brother has no issues with it (his brother lives with us), and supports my side, since quail really don't make much noise, don't need much space, and because I'd be caring for them completely and they'd supply a little bit of food for the family. BF's only issue that he has brought up is because they make noise... I've explained to him that they really don't, made him listen to the crowing on video, etc. Now, BF is reasonable, generally, if there isn't an issue or a reason to say no, he won't. Before I moved in, I had been living with my mother. She made me get rid of my three remaining button quail and my female dove. I almost cried when I had to get rid of them, and he said "just wait, be patient, we plan on having you move in at the end of November". Plus, he had mentioned something about building pens when we went to drop the birds off at my friend's place. He's not the kind of guy who makes comments like that when he doesn't mean it. So... I REALLY want to raise quail again. I mean, really, really. His brother keeps telling me to keep asking him. I dropped a few hints, like, I had one of his friends ask him when the quail pens were being built (as a joke), and later put a picture of baby coturnix quail as the background for the computer (it's still there, btw). I would be caring 100% for the birds, neighbors wouldn't be an issue, plus I can get eggs free, I still have a brooder, incubator/hatcher and some of that type of stuff. I would need to build a pen, but he can get free scrap lumber. That would leave me with needing wire, which is $7 and the feed, which is $17/50lbs. Maybe a tin roof, depending on what he can find. Anyways, I'm not sure if I should press it or not. I really don't understand what the issue is, however, I don't want to treat him with disrespect either... Any advice?!