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My budgie is about 6 months old and for the last 3 months has occasionally twitched his head rapidly into my finger nail (mainly when happy) and lately I have grown more and more concerned about the behavior as its started happening a little more frequently. By rapdily I mean he can hit his beak on my nail 2-3 times in a rapid manor that a camera only picks it up as looking like one small tap when I try to record a video of it, any help would be appreciated as I'm new to owning such a pet and never heard of this behavior during research before ownership.

Thankyou for your help!!

A video of him doing it with rough times of it happening in the description, each time it looks like he is doing it, my finger nail is being tapped 2-3-4 times for each visible 1


https://youtu.be/WKa--F9iduQ


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I don't see anything in the video or in your description to be concerned about.
It seems your budgie is simply showing you affection by the beak tapping.
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