Why Does My Parrot Hold My Finger?

How does your parrot show affection? 

A lot of first-time parrot parents get confused when their feathered friend holds their finger.

The same thing happened to me the first month that I adopted my rescued parrot, Meethi, home. 

So, why does my parrot hold my finger? 

Most parrot parents believe that holding your finger is a sign that your parrot likes you as they usually do it when you’re petting them or when they don’t want you to leave. 

How cute is that right?

In this blog post, we will go over why your parrot holds your finger in much more detail. 

We’ll cover the following

  • What does this mean?
  • How do parrots show affection?

Sound good?

Let’s get started!

Finger Holding and Parrots: What Does This Mean? 

Has your parrot been holding your finger? 

Here’s what finger holding in parrots can mean: 

  • Your parrot is seeking security. 
  • It’s a way of showing care and affection. 
  • They like what you’re doing! 
  • Your parrot may be hormonal. 
  • It’s a way for them to calm down when they’re feeling anxious. 
  • They’re attached to you. 

In most cases, parrots hold your finger as a way of showing love and affection.

But, you still need to pay closer attention to their body language to determine what it could mean. 

Why do you think your parrot holds your finger? Let us know in the comments section. 

How Parrots Show Affection to Their Humans: A Quick Peek 

In this section of the blog post, we will go over a few ways in which parrots show their affection towards you. 

Take a look. 

They Sleep on You 

You should feel special if your bird likes to catch some z’s on your shoulder.

Parrots only sleep on the people they love and trust.

So, this affectionate behavior is only for those the parrot’s inner circle. 

It Flies to You 

Does your parrot fly right to you when you open the cage door? 

You should feel very special as parrots only fly to those people who they are the closest to.

This action means that your parrot wants your attention and that you’re its favorite! 

Your Bird Acts Like a Baby 

Does your parrot act like a baby around you? 

Some people find this annoying.

But, it’s actually a sign that your feathered friend likes you and prefers your company.

Your parrot will like to be cradled like an infant, and will act child-like around you if it loves you. 

Isn’t that adorable? 

It Likes Cuddling With You

Would you call your parrot a cuddlebug? 

Parrots don’t like to cuddle with just anyone.

This great honor is only restricted to those who mean the most to them.

If your parrot is a sucker for cuddle-time, it means that you’re special to him. 

They Like to Kiss You 

Parrots show affection by kissing other parrots.

All parrots learn this behavior as babies, and it sticks with them for the rest of their lives.

If your parrot kisses you, it is a sure-shot sign of affection.

Isn’t that lovely!?

Wrapping It Up

Did we cover everything you needed to know? 

A parrot holds your finger because:

  • When it’s looking for attention. 
  • To show you that it likes you. 
  • If it is hormonal. 
  • When it wants to hold on to you. 

Since every parrot is different, they will mean different things when they get on your finger.

So, try to be mindful of your feathered friend’s body language. 

We hope that you got your answer after reading this blog post!

So tell me, what does your parrot do to show you affection? – I’d love to know! 

Want to learn more about parrot behavior?

Have a look at my articles about parrot behavior –

Why does my parrot attack my feet?

Why does my parrot eat my hair?

Why does my parrot throw his food?

Why does my parrot nibble my ear?

Why does my parrot bite my nails?

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