I have a 4 month old GCC. I got him about a month and and a half ago, so I know he might still be sussing me out. His name is Leo and I love him so much already (if he is in fact a he, heck if I know ). I got him fully tamed and weaned. He’s very sweet and playful. And loves scritches and kisses (always with puckered dry lips to avoid giving him any of my saliva bc I know it’s toxic to birds). He never screams or makes a fuss when he is in my hand or when it’s time to go back into his cage. He takes naps in my hand often, or somewhere on my body while I’m doing school work or just chilling. Often, if I move my hand from him, he’ll immediately rush to get right back in place. But recently whenever he’s not in my hands, like perched on something or just minding his business somewhere around the house (he’s out of his cage almost all the time except to sleep and to eat whenever he wants) and I reach to either touch or pick him up, he flies away immediately. This only started about 3 or 4 days ago. The first day it happened I made the mistake of trying multiple times to get him and he kept flying away (I acknowledge that I should have just left him alone but I do also want to add that when I was trying to get him, it was never in an aggressive or threatening way). After that day, if he flies away just once or twice, I’ll let him be. I might try again a little later and he’ll do it again or he’ll be hesitant but compliant. It’s been making me extremely sad and I even cried about it last night (ridiculous, I know lol) I just don’t understand? Is he scared?? When he is in my hand, never by force, he’s so calm and makes those little happy noises or sleeps or cuddles up and will stay there for as long as I’ll let him and will even rush back into my hand immediately after I move it to do something, so I’m confused maybe he is scared of me sometimes??? Maybe he just likes his alone time lol??? I try to do everything on his terms and his terms only and ever since this flying away stuff started, I will only use a blanket or towel to gently acquire him when he absolutely has to go back into his cage. Is that bad? Nothing major has happened and he’s very healthy. I’m just confused. I’ll of course respect that sometimes he just doesn’t want to be handled and I’ll never force him or get angry with him for it but it does make me a little sad, especially bc it is out of the blue.. I’ll also add that I do notice that he’s coming into his personality a tad bit and playing with toys and exploring the house (wings are not clipped he free flies and the house is bird proofed) without being clung on to me more so maybe it’s just he’s a growing boy that doesn’t want mommy to constantly be with him lol?? Am I overeating?