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GCC potty training

Discussion in 'The Training Court' started by kiwi203, 5/11/17.

  1. kiwi203

    kiwi203 Meeting neighbors

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    My bird poops a lot. A lot. More than usual, in fact. My mother wants to get rid of her if she can't stop pooping all over the house. We've tried a flightsuit, she's terrified of it. Is there way to potty train birds to poop less, or in their cage?
     
  2. Perriewinkle

    Perriewinkle Jogging around the block

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    Birds poop. and your GCC has pretty tiny poop.. can't imagine your mom living with a too..

    It is possible to train birds to poo in certain areas or on command, but it can be very detrimental to the bird and their health.

    Easiest thing? just rip off bits of Kleenex and clean up the poo.. or wear a "poo shirt"

    Birds tend to poo right before take off, but also for small birds, they can go every 5-15 minutes if I remember correctly.

    I always just keep Kleenex around or a shirt or rag I don't mind and clean it up.. I can always wash stuff. If your bird has certain spots it likes then lay newspaper down.. or if it's the back of the couch put a towel up.. or fold/cut a shower curtain to fit it better..

    But the best answer is "No. you can not stop a bird from pooping. doing so will cause them to have issues."
     
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  3. Tiel Feathers

    Tiel Feathers Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award TAILGATING I Can't Stop Posting!

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    How much is more than unusual? I hope your mom can get over it, it would be sad to rehome a bird just because it poops. It's easy to clean up, and putting down cloths, as suggested will help.
     
  4. JLcribber

    JLcribber Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Shutterbugs' Best

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    In fact it's not more than usual. It's normal. The problem is the environment you've set up. If the bird can fly anywhere, he's going to poop anywhere.
     

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