Parrots are like people sometimes, adaptable and able to make changes with thought behind it. Birdy thought, but thoughts none the less. With perseverance, Rascal will learn to leave the budgie alone. Re trick training, I;ve found that the more they learn, the easier it becomes to teach new tricks. Almost like they expect to learn new things when training time comes around. And their behavior changes too. Salty used to do this trick where he picks out the requested animal from among a collection of small hard rubber ones I have. Birds, a bear, a lamb, a horse, and other small objects. He used to do this with great success, but recently he had grown very hesitant and afraid of these little figures. We are working to re-acclimatize him to them. No idea why this started, from out of nowhere. thanks for posting Rascal''s continuing story!