Hi everyone. I have 3 cockatiels, two females which I adopted together as adults and a male. It was hard for me to get a history about them. My home is their third home. Anyway, I've had problems with them and egg laying. I bought dummy eggs and would switch them out whenever this would occur. Well I got sick and was in and out of the hospital for a few weeks and just didnt' do what I should have. And I decided to let this female keep her eggs for a change. I guess I thought raising a brood would help curb her tendency to want to breed (which it didn't). Now i'm proud new mom to 3 beautiful baby cockatiels. Two of them are wonderfully healthy and intelligent birds (they are probably between 5 and 6 weeks now). The third, however, was the smallest and weakest of the bunch. The poor thing is so tiny. The parents still feed them but I also feed baby formula. I am convinced that something is wrong with him. He's terrified of everything. He is extremely small and clumsy (I know that it's natural for babies to be clumsy but not like this). He finally started to fly and it's a nightmare. He runs into windows and walls and I'm terrified to let him out. However, I feel as if i have to encourage him to be normal because the other two left the nest box and he was all alone and just seemed like a very sad little bird. And he did perk up when he was able to perch in the flight cage with his siblings for the first time. I could just see his confidence grow. the other two are obviously a little clumsy too, but not like this. There is something really wrong with this bird. Does anyone have any insight into this? It would be greatly appreciated.