Bird hates to be touched
We’ve had our pet parakeet for 3 years now. The first 2 years he was able to come out his cage after school. I have owned several different parakeets over my lifetime. I wanted to spend time with the bird so I grabbed him and he got extremely infuriated. He is very jittery and does not let anyone touch him. He has to nuzzle us and loves to look at himself in the mirror. During quarantine he learned to fly to my glasses but then all of a sudden in the past few weeks he has refused to fly to me. He is finger trained so he lets me get him out the cage and he will sit and talk with me while he is near his cage but he does not like to be far from it. He seems to get mad at me if I don’t take his cage outside or if we are out of the room too long. So I know he loves us just not sure why we can’t touch or kiss him. I often joke and say he is on the spectrum because of this. Can that happen with birds? Do you have any suggestions?