We talked about birds being the godfeathers of social media. Birds are flock animals. Your bird was born expecting to be in a flock. When the bird comes in your home you become its flock.
We have interactions with caged bird keepers from around the planet every day. “He won’t eat that” “I’ve tried that” “I just can’t get him off of his sunflower seed diet” (yes we actually hear that a lot – sigh)