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    Question poop training

    My friend has a quaker who flies to its cage whenever he needs to go, then comes back when he is done. I dont want to use bird diapers. How do I train Oatly to do that?
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    Re: poop training

    I trained my tiel when I first got him. First of all, your bird needs to want to be out of the cage to be with you.

    Before you get your bird out of his cage, watch him. When he does the tail lift (right before he poops), say "go potty" (or whatever phrase you choose that you don't say on a regular basis). Then after he poops, get your bird out and play with him for about 10 or 15 minutes (before he poops again). Put him in his cage, and wait until you see the tail lift, then say the phrase and get him out and praise him (be sure to sound really happy right after he poops).

    It took Trippy about 5 days to understand that when I say "go potty" I want him to poop.

    Do not punish a bird for mistakes. It is up to you to pay attention to when they need to go.

    Trippy is flight trained. After 10 or 15 minutes of play, I ask him to go to his cage. When he gets there, I tell him to go potty, then when he does, I call him back.

    It works well, but accidents still do happen sometimes.

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    Re: poop training

    thanks

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    Re: poop training

    I trained my lovie the same way almost except instead of making him go to his cage we hold him over paper and tell him to go potty. Boomer got it down within a few days so it isnt actually as hard as you think it is, our little birds are smarter then most people think they are. Like Alison said show your excitement by talking high pitched and praise him over and over again when he does poop because I think seeing us excited like that makes them very happy to want to do it again. Boomer is now 10 and all we need to do is hold him over a paper or the garbage and he poops without even being told to do so.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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