Awww thank you David and Anya.
Reuben, the Rubino Bourke's parakeet came to me as a TWO WEEK old orphan! The lady who was breeding them had lost the mother bird (it died) and she was going into hospital - so of course she couldn't hand feed. She knew I had done a bunch of budgies from one day old, so she gave him to me. He is a very gentle, calm bird. It's the only one I trust not to bite anyone. My grandson handles him whenever he visits. I also recommend hand raised Bourkes as a first bird - NOT budgies! He has a very visible joy of flying ... and his wings make a VERY DIFFERENT sound in flight compared to budgies
Reuben is 8