Spoiled tegus fed whole ground up quail. They absolutely love quail meat over any other meat in my observed opinion. Their appetite seems satisfied for a longer period of time.
Since having issues with all kinds of critters I decided to close off the back of my shed with some extra wire. I have the quail rack setup and now added 6 chicken hens to provide some nice organic eggs for us. A lot of this work was done by my wife Lauren and my mother in law Momma C, big thanks to the both of them. Had to restart new stock of quail which is a good thing anyway with over 300 eggs cooking right now. I'll keep the biggest ones and feed off the rest. Hopefully this keeps all the birds safe now.
It's about time we talk about our quail! We raise Coturnix Quail in Hectorbuilt cages. They serve as an excellent food source for the lizards (and us, sometimes). They can lay approximately 1 egg per day, per female. The eggs are small, with a ratio of about 4 or 5 : 1 when compared to the size of a chicken egg.
The quails themselves are fast growing and mature at about 8 weeks. They are fed high protein crumble and kept in pens that house about 6 quail (2:4 male to female ratio for high fertility).
The lizards enjoy the chicks, eggs, and full grown quail, depending on the lizard and the lizard's size.
Another nice feature of the quail is the male's coo which is actually very soothing to some.