no he will bond with you ...eventually...as long as there are no mirrors in that cage for toys...all birds bond with their toys..cappy has a ton in his cage but his favorites are his bell toys and he plays with them the most other than when i let him out i have a infant baby rattle which omg...he makes it known NOBODY touches and shares that with him...or one other toy as well...so i respect that...
the bird will eventually treat you just like another one of his beloved toys but its gonna take a lot of time...luckily with this bird being so old he is already trained just not with you
...and when it comes time...just do like the rest of us and in the beginning once trained ..which this bird is already...then when you let it out...you have the toys on the floor and you sit on the floor as well and offer to play with him and his toys sharing
...like kids in a nursery school...giggle
but ..when he shows obvious signs that he doesnt want to share specific toys as those are his favorite you respect that...this is how each of you learn to respect each others ***space.(toys)
not only that...the fact he loves that bell so much...this is how retrieval training comes into the picture as "that bell" would be used to call him when he otherwise would not want to come to ...go back into his cage lets say...or gawd forbid...he ever escapes ...which would of been a good thing for others birds in here that have escaped to have something like that. But you would never use it and play with it otherwise...its SPECIAL
...and he was just letting you know...its off limits otherwise...sometimes as i mentioned there may even be a couple toys like this...cappy has three total like this...and i use the bell as a retrieval training toy to keep him brushed up on that ...otherwise...he has also learned sort of a sign language thing where i raise my arm and tap it vigorously an say..."cappy come" and he does...but the bell is good when he cant see me do that..but would hear the bell ring.
and yes many folks in here who have other pets cats or otherwise do as you mentioned and thats close them off when its time for the bird to come out and play...and **everyone adjust to that ...
im glad you understood my concern as a bird can never speak and say help me please ...like we can...giggle...and i was really concerned for helping the bird because of that.
bottom line is time lots of slow tiny steps an not rushing things as marley said and lots of patience...most of the work has been done with this bird as its 10yrs old...however you may want to check and see if when they let the bird out did they also interact with playing with the bird...as i think this will be your only problem till it gets to know YOU better as everything at age 10 sounds like its been done.
but NEVER use a glove of ANY color ...with or without gloves as i keep saying to folks remember any bird sees a hand in its mind as a giant CLAW / TALONS and your a predator...thats why they are not nuts about being held within a hand either...and fight and squirm so much...
both bird and handler believe it or not train each other
and its just as important to learn what the bird tries to teach "you" as the bird learn what your trying to teach
im so glad you took my previous comments as "constructive caring criticism" which is totally how it was meant...and didnt see it or tag it as being harsh...thanks..and wishing both of you "trainees" a smoother future into learning about each other..however, allll that being said...there are those times when it just doesnt pan out and i would hope you would consider something as a alternative.
you BOTH wont regret taking the time to be patient with each other and both respecting a show of each others turf.