|Message:||You hit the nail on the head. Nandays will form a bond with one person exclusively if you don't expose him to the entire family. The good news is they do well and adapt quickly if you change his social habits. If he's bunking with your son, naturally, he is going to be extra protective of him. Nandays are watch birds too. My Nanday, Guapo will scream when any car pulls into the driveway. Don't expect him to quiet down all together. Nandays are noisy!
Good thing that you have him exposed to the sun all day and cover him at night. It was wrong of his former owners to cover him all day. The bird has some bad habits to get rid of.
You'll be ok.
> I have a conure that I adopted from a neighbor who was going to
> Germany. For the years she had him, they kept him covered with a
> dark green blanket from day to night, but left the door open to his
> cage if he wanted to come out and sit on his perch. We have had him
> for 1.5 years now. He has his cage completely open from day until
> night. He is in a room with my 15 yr. old son and his cockatiel. He
> loves both of those birds dearly. Stanley, our conure, was doing
> wonderfully. I can get him out of his cage, with a glove, and then
> he is a little teadybear. He gives kisses, etc. I know conures are
> EXTREMELY loud, but what we don't understand is why he is screaming
> for no reason now, when someone enters my son's room, including me,
> my sons, and my husband, when he has never done this. We get him out
> and he likes to go for rides in the car, etc., but maybe we just need
> to get him out more.
> Thanks for any suggestions.