In early spring I allowed my pair of cockatiels to breed. Out of 6 eggs I got 5 live baby's who all survived. At 3-4 weeks old I pulled them for handfeeding because the mom went back to nest (I did not allow her to hatch a second clutch) and the babies came out of the nest themselves. The father was looking after the babies but was also trying to mount the little hens so I decided to hand raise them. Out of the 5 babies I found great home for 4 of them and kept the 5th who is a whiteface male with pied ticking on the back of his head. All of the other babies are super sweet cuddly tame babies. He was treated exactly the same as the rest however as he gets older he is getting wilder and wilder. He used to be sweet and allow touching and scratching. Then he got so he didn't want to be touched, which was fine. Then he didn't want to have any contact and would fly and fly so we couldn't catch him. That is not an option in our house so we reluctantly clipped his wings. He would step up to go where he needed and if on the floor would run right over to step up and get put back up on the stand or cage. Now he refuses to even step up out of the cage. If on the floor he runs away... He just gets wilder and wilder... I am at a loss as to what to do with him. He will still step up in the cage to be taken out for the day, however for any other reason he runs.. He has never been harshly treated or scared. As a matter of fact he is not scared of us, it is just like he hates up, me more than anyone else and I am the one who handfed him and I am also the one who looks after and feeds them all... I am not upset that he does not want me, I am very frustrated with his behavior and worried he is not a happy boy although he does get out every day to hang with the budgies and the other tiels. If I lived in an area where he could live in an outside aviary I would do that as I think he would be happier that way, however I don't and I am not getting rid of him as I doubt he would have a good life anywhere else with his personality. I just wonder if some birds are just not right in the head? Can some just be born wild? He was handled from the day he was hatched by ME so I know he has never been mistreated although to see him you would think he was very mistreated and neglected. All of the other babies are still silly tame and sweet. He is now around 6 months old.