A few weeks ago, we visited the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, IL, to visit a friend of ours that works there. She gave us a nice tour of the facility, and showed us how she stuffed different birds that are on display, as she is a taxidermist there.
One of the highlights was the bird and butterfly room. I will someday post photos of the other animals there, but my favorite of all were the button quail. I had never seen such a creature. It was a bird that looked more like a walking potato.
According to Petco, you can have them as pets, though I could never meet the “below 80 degree F” requirement, as I do not have central air conditioning in my New Mexico house.
Even so, they are a fascinating creature. I will try to clean up some photos and post them on this blog at a later date.
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