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Guai-Guai has been eating like the dickens recently and filling out sideways. Do cockatiels go through puberty? I'm thinking this might be a growth spurt. But he's only 6 months old and he's supposed to live 18-20 years.
He's getting interested in people-food now, he goes to investigate when he sees us eating. He'll climb up our arms and stand on our shoulders. Guai-Guai can also fly great distances when he wants to and defiance is definitely a part of his developing personality.
I keep telling them to clip his wings or get them clipped at a pet groomer's. I even pointed out that Petcetera does pet grooming.
*shrug* One of these days, some extended family member is going to take him out of the cage and he's going to either get pissed off or otherwise get the urge to fly. Out the front door that's held wide open when people are bumbling around, taking their nice old time coming into the house or leaving, for example. But then, what do I know...