My four month old budgie, Snowy, has progressed so much the last two weeks... It's like something just clicked in him all of a sudden and now he loves being out with me and my husband. It's great!
So he's been acting particularly, well, sooky lately and I've never seen a budgie act like it! It's super adorable, but I'm just curious to know if there's a specific reason for this? E.g. Is it likely just something to do with his transition to adulthood or is it likely to continue?
These are the couple of behaviours I'm talking about
For about a week, He has been obsessed with head and neck scratches, particularly on his forehead. My guess is his moulting is making him uncomfortable and it's a relief for him. He's got the spiky head thing going on right now haha. He will let me give him head scratches for about 15 minutes, twice a day, providing his favourite toy is close to his head. He won't offer his head for a scratch unless it's there. Weird! He puffs up and closes his eyes and it is verryyy cute.
More unusual: in the evenings for the last three days, after a while Snowy hops from my finger to my shirt when we're sitting on the couch. He has been kind of nestling in to my clothes, to the point where you can't see his feet, and today he was even spreading his wings a little to get lower, similar to when he's having a bath. I let him play with his toy again here, and today he kept trying to go under the toy, down low, turn his head around to grab the toy with his beak and then he was kind of rolling onto his back while holding it.
It's all been very cute! He's happy to be with me, sit on my shoulder and chew on my hair when his favourite toy isn't there but it seems like when it is there, it makes him feel particularly safe and wanting cuddles? Is he falling for his toy? Hahaha, it's just a hollow plastic ball with a bell inside and some rope tied onto it