My two are a bit of a nightmare to get back in, I find a little bit of Rich Tea biscuit and tell them it's in their dish, does the trick..........but..........I was at Paradise Park yesterday, it's a bird park in Cornwall and I was talking to one of the bird people there. They have a flock of Lorikeets and they let them out for people to feed nectar to at around 2.00p.m. every day. There are about 100 of them, well, I couldn't resist, I had to stay to the end and see just how they got them back in, I thought this was going to be way funny, one man, 100 lorikeets, how in the world was he going to do it.......anyway, time came, everybody went except me and Darryl and another woman who also wanted to know how they were going to be caught and put away. The man came out of a hut with his dishes, called out, "come on then!" and all 100 birds flew back into their enclosure!!!!!!!!!! I was gobsmacked!! So, I asked him how he did it and this is what he said. In the mornings, all the other birds get fed, but the lorikeets only get water, they also get a type of sugar water (obviously not good for tiels, so don't try that) they get fed once a day and that is after they have been let out for their fly around to meet the people and to poop on them (I got hit twice yesterday, but that's another story) so, after they have met the people and everybody is gone, he feeds them and they are soooo ready for their food that they just fly straight back into their enclosure! He suggested the same thing for my two, he said "DON'T STARVE THEM!" but give them just enough so that they want more, then when they are out flying and you want them back in, you can put more food in their dish and they will go back in with no problem. It might take a day or two to get used to it, but they will soon come to realise that they get fed when they go back in their cage. So, I thought I might give that a try....obviously the important thing is.......not to starve them! My usual routine is to change their water, empty their seed dishes and give them fresh seed, then let them eat and then let them out.......well, of course, they don't want to go back in then, their bellies are full and they are having fun. So, today, I have changed their water and not fed them, I also haven't let them out yet LOL. I'll be doing that once I've had another cup of coffee. I'll let you know how it goes.