I was going to say something similar to Bob, but couldn't think of how to word it to not be a jerk and say "She has you trained well."
hehe,I wouldnt have taken it that way at all!
Thanks for the advice Mygala!
We do use a night light near her cage,& we started covering only part of her cage...seems to be working a bit.
My boyfriend has made it an habit to let the bird know "we are going out/we have work/we have to go shopping"...we did that first,& went out& closed the door...first she would scream for us to come back,& I wanted to go right back but he said no his aunt had a bird (macaw) with the same problem or similar enough...after awhile,she just realized the owners were going to come back in their own time.
Mine is "getting to" that point,but still screams at night.
The nightlght stays on,& we got 2 more,plus we open the bathroom door now (its the only light we keep on),she'll still scream..but not for an extended period of time (hours) like before.
This bad habit only came up recently.
I was wondering if part of it had to do when we lost our power for a few hours & everything was pitch black,it was nighttime then,but her nightlight went off (due to the power) & that seems to be around the same time when it started.& we were upstairs then,usually around that time we were downstairs,so it could have spooked her,& made her not want to be alone at all I think?
I'm strongly thinking that sometime after the baby is born,we'll be getting her a couple friends.
I always loved cockatiels,normally shes very well behaved...so i'm thinking just a couple things have to be tweaked now,& she'll go back to herself.