What a cutie! I've found that cots are decent indoor pets, but still have a more significant smell and noise than their smaller cousins, the Chinese painted or button quail. Those are very much indoor pets, especially for people with cold weather.Thank you everyone for your advice! I have decided to skip keeping a hen indoors.
I have settled on this white ringneck dove instead. It's bigger than a parakeet and there is hardly any mess or smell.
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When I was at the feed store, they had coturnix quails too. Would they make okay pets indoors since they are way smaller than chickens?