I got Beekle a couple of weeks ago. He's understandably a little nervous with me but is fairly tolerant. I can usually reach into his cage to replace perches without much hassle. Don't know his age but I'd guess less than six months.
Anyway I'm hoping to get him finger tame over time and eventually I'd like to give him free reign of the house while I'm at work.
I've let him out a few times now and although the first few times he bounced off windows he's now learnt what they are. Unfortunately he eventually migrates up the stairs (there's no door) and settles down on a ceiling lampshade.
He seems to show no interest in returning to his cage so eventually I have to get a tea towel out. On the plus side although he takes a bit of catching he seems to accept being caught and when taken back to his cage hops onto a perch without complaint.
I'm thinking I should perhaps leave him a bit longer so that he gets more familiar with his cage.
Which brings me onto silly habit number two:Running around. Recently he's taken to sidling back and forth along his perches for minutes at a time. Eventually he starts dropping down to the bottom of the cage and sidling along there while looking over the top of the opaque cage bottom.
Is this all just general budgie silliness or is he trying to tell me something?
Gotta say that the pattering of tiny claws on sandpaper is immensly funny especially when all you can see is the head of a budgie staring at you