Hi, my Cloud is about 4 months old lil boy. He was not hand-fed, but he is pretty tamed now. He sits on my finger and I feed him from my hand, talk to him, he preens on my finger and he sometimes wants me to give him a head rub (fluffs his head feathers and put his head sideways like a cat opening his neck-I was very surprised by this at first). One thing I found weird is that he sometimes starts reaching to my cheeks or on top of my nose and nibbles my face, (I avoid him reaching my lips as humans carry germs can be passed to budgies). When I lean back, he tries to reach forward until he reaches my face. Is he playing, is he trying to preen me? Is this some sort of affectionate behavior? I had budgies when I was a kid, I always had them in pairs, so they were not hand tamed like Cloud, I have not seen a budgie doing that before. Please let me know if this behavior should be avoided or it is harmless my budgie just showing me his love?
Aww that's cute.cloud has bonded with you now.lol watch out he might regurgitate his seeds to try and feed you.I had a female parakeet that used to feed my hands with her seeds lol.and then kiss my cheeks.