Remember having parakeets growing up. They and parrots have always been part of the family. Currently have a Green cheeked conure who is just a joy to play with. As another pinner stated, it is "a privilege" to be friends with an animal.
these guys are the only neighborhood birds i've seen that eat with their hands. they chop off a branch with a bunch of berries on it with their beaks, then they hold the branch in one hand (as above) and eat the berries off.