Mine is intentionally super cute when he wants you to pick him up. He will look at you and say “Hiiiii Boy” (which is his recently shortened version of Hi pretty Boy) and stick his foot in the air. Or he will say “Hi Casper” and do the same thing.
He does the same thing when you leave the house. I go home at lunch from work and get him out for an hour and he always goes super cute mode when I have to leave. I put him back in his cage and started walking out the door and today he said “Hi Casper, hi pretty boy, love you”. He knows it gets me to turn back around if even only for 10 seconds to give him an extra head scratch haha.