Finally I can get in. I had to re-sign up for the new message boards, and it never sent my confirmation.... My cockatiels have always been happy, strange, healthy, spoiled birds. But they've been acting strange lately. This will be easier to explain if you know more about more about my birds. I have 2 pairs. They have seperate cages, but the cages are by each other. The first pair is Raoul and Milkyway. The other pair is Finick and Snickers. Raoul is the only really tame one; Finick tries to bite and Milkyway just runs away in fear. Snickers....we'll get to that in a minute. Raoul is male, Milkyway and Snickers are female, and I'm 90% sure Finick is male.... :? First problem: Milkyway started laying eggs. A lot of them. She has a nesting box, and that's where she lay them, but a family member removed the eggs before they could be informed that's NOT what they wre supposed to do. It's been almost a week since then, but she hasn't laid any more. she uses her cuttlebone, but she dislikes soft foods. I never see her go in the nesting box anymore, but occasionally Raoul will poke his head in there. Once he went in and started pecking on the sides, but nothing happened after that. They went on like normal. A few days ago I noticed suddenly that Milkyway wasn't sitting on a perch, but she hardly ever moved from the nesting box. Not inside, just on top. When I gave them fresh food and water, after a while she started comgin over, but she had a limp! What happened to her, and what do I do? :cry: Raoul, when we first got him, really liked Milkyway. Yesterday, though, he started making chittering noises and walked to the side of the cage. Snickers, in her cage, walked to the side and started chittering quietly back. There's a sheet between to the cages, so they can't see each other. Finick used to be obnoxious. That's how he got his name. Suddenly he started being quiet- he's the quietest of all of them! Now he just sits on the bottom perch in the corner all day. Snickers used to be afraid of my hands like Milkyway, but she's been acting all cute and friendly recently. How do I get her to go on my hand? I think there was another problem, but I can't remember. I'm too tired...... Please help!!