My 2 year old Quaker Pandora seems to hate my son. He will scream incessantly whenever he comes to the main living/kitchen area. If he is out of his cage he will try to fly to him to attack him. My son (16) has never done anything wrong to him. He is starting to teach the other birds to scream as well. My son is starting to refuse to spend time in the family areas because it is too stressful. He has tried doing the feeding but Pandora lunges at the cage at him while screaming. It scares the dogs - they start shaking and run and hide. I resort to covering him but that doesn’t always work if he can hear my son.
I understand that he may have bonded with me and is jealous of any attention I show my son, but it is overwhelming. Any other suggestions?
Hi and welcome to the forum I am sorry your son and Quaker are having a hard time. Quakers love drama and attention so if your son ever reacted to his antics he might keep being mean to him to get a reaction. You could also try bringing your Quaker to a different safe room, put him down, leave and let your son pickup him up to rescue him and bring him back to his cage Hopefully others come by with more ideas for you to try and you can find something that works for you.
Thank you for your reply. All of my birds are flighted so that does not necessarily work. We have tried my son as the one to do the feeding and giving of treats, and talking to him, but he is a very opinionated bird.
Hopefully they will gradually become friends again. Casey is flighted too but due to being clipped too young as a baby, we think, he isn’t the best at it. He lets me bring him to different rooms. When he was younger he would only let two people in our house handle him. When we first got him he went to everyone then gradually he chose his people. They can learn though, as the kids grew up and moved out and he has now learned to let my husband handle him. It all just takes time I guess