Today while I was at work, a family came to view our house that is for sale. They had a couple of young children with them, who, apparently loved my birds so much they opened the button quail cage to try to pick them up, when their parents were in another part of the garden. I came home to see the cage door open and all 6 of my lovely quails gone! The guy that showed the family around said they were sorry and would pay for some new ones. I said it did not matter I don't want any more. It took me days for make the large cage for them and they loved it, even made nests and one hen was brooding eggs. It took me a long time to track down the white ones as they are hard to get hold of in my area. I feel really bad. Hope they can survive out in the wild on their own (I am in Thailand where they are surposed to be native). I can hear them calling in the 'jungle' at the back of my property. There is a stream running through it and lots of dense ground cover, so perhaps they will last a while on their own. I will give up on keeping quail now. At least the kids did not open the door to my gouldian finch aviary!