- Mar 23, 2022
- Roscoe- english budgie
Hi! Our little Roscoe is a complex puzzle - he has gotten really chill around us in the last few months and loves going on adventures around the house. Here is where I"m confused... when I approach him on his cage or his outside perch - he runs over to me, puffs up and basically leans in like he wants me to groom him (he will rub heads with my forehead and sometimes he will make a kiss sound while doing so), but if I bring up my hand to give him actual scratches he makes the warning sound before a bite (you know the classic I don't like this budgie sound). He will step on hands from time to time and will eat from my hand (as long as its seeds.. another issue for another day).. but mostly he steps up on a stick. I feel so bad (especially since he is going through a heavy molt). Its almost like he is looking for preening, but I'm only allowed to touch him with my head. Anyone else's bird do this? Any thoughts? Maybe this isn't even what he is doing? Also, unrelated - I'm curious why he barely ever flies. When we first got him he would fly all the time .. now he might make a lap 1x a day and that is it .... he never flies off of us or even really to the high books anymore - possibly because of the molt? All insight and thoughts are welcome - just trying to figure this little guy out.