I can confirm that Phineas has no off switch! He is a budgie dynamo. I am considering renaming him “Duracell”. [If you do not understand the significance of this, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duracell_Bunny.]
Phineas is currently obsessed with Cagney. He is Cagney’s shadow, whether Cagney likes it or not. Cagney, though he appears a little overwhelmed by the attention, does lead Phineas on at times.
Bezukhov is still very much on the outside looking in at all the shenanigans. I keep telling him we are playing the long game…. Phinny’s obsession is bound to wear out, that is if Cagney does not wear out first.
However, I thought the novelty would have worn off days ago….. but no, Phinny is still VERY excitable! He also appears to have lots of hormones raging around, judging by his behaviour at times so it is possible we will have to wait for him to age before he starts to calm down. 😀
At times, Cagney gets visibly worn out so I help him into the Manor & shut it up. At this point, Bezukhov will also join him. This leaves Phineas prowling around on the Manor roof. Sometimes, usually when the toyboys are dozing, Phinny will calm down & almost lay down on the Manor roof to rest himself but still with his eye on his two friends. If I get the timing right, Phinny will allow me to ruffle his cheek feathers for a few seconds. 🙂
Phineas never shows any sign of returning to his own cage so each time I have to grab him & put him back myself. He does not appear to hold this grabbing against me. For the time being I am keeping the Manor a “safe haven” for the toyboys.