I have been absent from this forum for several years so I will start with a short background: My name is Alicia and I live in Georgia, my wife and I have a yellow parakeet (Ziggy) and a yellow sided GCC (Marley), also 2 dogs, a cat, 2 ducks and 2 rabbits. Ziggy came from petsmart about 5 1/2 years ago and Marley from a local breeder about 4 1/2 years ago. As a young child I also had a cockatiel named Baby. Two weeks ago we took in my neighbors blue fronted amazon (Ray, about 11-13 years old and we are told he is a male though we don’t have any DNA sexing papers) as he no longer had enough time to devote to the bird. I had offered to take him in about a year ago as I could hear him screaming and squawking on his back deck but my neighbor was not ready to give him up at that time. Also the first time I met the bird I noticed he was in a small cage with 1 perch, and baby rings for toys and had little food and water. Anyways we now own him and I had actually been researching the BFA’s and breeders before I got my GCC but decided to go with the GCC as I had only had experience with the smaller birds. He is in a much bigger cage with lots of toys that I have bought and made him and we are weaning him onto a pellet diet and got lots of different types of treats to try with him. Ray the BFA has chosen me as his person as he lets me give him lots of scritches through the cage and inside the cage and talks to me the most, he doesn’t seem to like my brother as he growls and sometimes snaps at him most of the time. He is slowly warming up to my wife, letting her touch his feet when he is hanging on the cage bars and trying to mock her laughing. Last night he came out of his cage and sat on top for a while and then decided he would walk over to me and step up on my hand, I have been working with him slowly to do this, he then put his beak over a few of my fingers and was licking my hand and putting slight pressure, im not sure if he was tasting my hand or trying to test me to see how much pressure he could use. So to be on the safe side I put him back inside the cage for a while and walked away for 5 minutes and about 30 minutes later let him out again. He stepped up on my hand again and did the same thing so I repeated by putting him back into the cage and walked away for 5 minutes then came back and talked to him through the cage. I had my thumb tucked in and made sure my fingers were touching tightly so he felt safe perching on my hand, I did tell him good step up and did not yell or anything because I’m not sure what he was doing or trying to do to my hand and I don’t want him to get the wrong impression and not want to step up. Do y’all think he was just tasting or testing me? How should I react next time?