My Chinese Painted Quails are driving me crazy!!!!! I bought a male, and 4 females and housed them in the bottom of my finch aviary. They were crowded in the shop and many had missing feathers. They were all growing the feathers back, but now they are all plucking each other! I had to take out one female as she was plucked bare over her back. She was growing the feathers back nicely, when a cat managed to knock the cage onto the ground and she flew off into the distance never to return. Now the remaining ones are looking bad. The male is bald on his head, same as another female, others are looking bald on their backs and faces. I sat and watched them. There is no fighting. they will snuggle together , then one will take a quick peck at its neighbours feathers and pull one out. Whey are they doing this? They have lots of things to hide in, under or behind, the right food and water, vegetables, branches to climb on, hay to tunnel in. I am sorry I ever bought these things. Looks like I will have to keep them all individually!