Hi! I bought a male and female button last summer, they were very happy and apart from a few feathers being lost during breeding were very amicable to eachother. The female laid three eggs over the xmas period then mysteriously died in the night. No blood or lost feathers so we assume she was egg bound etc. So we decided to buy 2 more girls for our 6 month old male to have fun with. Went back to same pet shop got a brown and grey bird and a silver. Put them in with our male who growled a lot but settled after a few hours. After a week we realised the brown and grey must be male not female as we were told because he was grabbing worms just like our original male. We checked on the internet and confirmed it. Took him back yesterday to swap for a pretty speckled girl which i didnt like doing as he was a nice little lad and didnt seem to cause too much trouble in the cage with the other two. Upon putting the speckled female in the cage our original male went mad, growling, flying at her and pecking her and the silver bird. We took him out to calm down then put him back in for the night. This morning theres a few feathers around but no blood. But we dont think the female has eaten at all and seems very sickly and stressed, lying down all the time and not making any noise. Even more problematic is that since we got her our 'female' silver has started offering worms and growling.....another male!! In essence im asking what on earth i do to settle my group down again causing minimum stress to them? I feel rotten keep taking the birds back to the shop as its obvious they know very little about these birds selling me males as females plus i get so attached to them and being a ferret rescuer i dont give up on the hard luck story. Any advice??