NIkki, I live not far from you in the New Orleans area. I don't know where else it's like this, but we have quakers just flying all around! I saw a pair in my neighbor's chinese plum tree. I called my uncle, collects exotic birds, and told him that someones birds were in my nieghbor's tree . Apparently they just fly wild around here. I don't know where they came from. Well, I just found out a couple of weeks ago that right after Katrina, my other nieghbor picked one up that had been hit by a car. You cannot go near it's cage!!! It screems and WILL bite!! I know that this is a wild bird, so of course it will act this way. I'm just saying it becouse of the topic. I just don't think they should keep it caged. I think that agter it healed it should've been released. I haven't noticed any plucking or anything though!!!