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Old 12-28-2018, 04:56 PM
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

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Umm bird poop shouldn't smell or something is terribly wrong with the bird.
Ohh trust me, if some office lady sees a bird poop she can "smell" it. By not seeing it, it magically stops being smelly

The diapers are just made of regular fabric and does not stop any odor from exiting, but no one has ever smelled them in the diaper, but "OHH, that's SO smelly" if the diaper is not on
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:31 PM
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

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Umm bird poop shouldn't smell or something is terribly wrong with the bird.
Ohh trust me, if some office lady sees a bird poop she can "smell" it. By not seeing it, it magically stops being smelly

The diapers are just made of regular fabric and does not stop any odor from exiting, but no one has ever smelled them in the diaper, but "OHH, that's SO smelly" if the diaper is not on
Thanks SilleIN,
I think I will buy one for my baby GW macaw and a harness too. The diaper has cotton pads for the poop that can be changed and when they poop it move down away from contact with the bird. I will only use the flight suit when going in store, offices, family and friends house.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:58 PM
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

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Thanks SilleIN,
I think I will buy one for my baby GW macaw and a harness too. The diaper has cotton pads for the poop that can be changed and when they poop it move down away from contact with the bird. I will only use the flight suit when going in store, offices, family and friends house.
I don't use the pads, that comes with the suits. On the larger birds I use discount pantyliners and cut them in half. The smaller ones I use round cotton pads for make up. That's much cheaper than the "original" ones.

I have used the diapers quite a lot and I have not seen any poop on the bird. However the diaper does need to be washed from time to time. The top part of the pouch can get dirty and some poop can scootch down past the pad and dirty the diaper also.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:50 PM
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

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Umm bird poop shouldn't smell or something is terribly wrong with the bird.
Ohh trust me, if some office lady sees a bird poop she can "smell" it. By not seeing it, it magically stops being smelly

The diapers are just made of regular fabric and does not stop any odor from exiting, but no one has ever smelled them in the diaper, but "OHH, that's SO smelly" if the diaper is not on
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

I love the fact you can take your birds anywhere-- overhere you cannot even enter a store with one unless you have special permission.
(yup rules and regulations, sometimes they are a real stick-in-the-mud)
Even sitting outside a cafe can be a problem sometimes.


LOL@ seeing = smelling
some people...
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

BTW I love PF.

Before we put a down payment on our baby GW we visited several times to 2 shelters (that nightmare for another thread) and we almost adopted a 26 yr old GW, we visited him several times, he pooped just before we took him to the stand where we sat with him, one time for one hour and one time for 2 hours and he did not poop, he held it for 2 hours, I think because larger macaws can hold it longer, one reason I like large macaws
Year later I still miss that GW named Chaco, he really liked my wife, so sad that shelter owners are incompetent and liars.
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

Nico is a rare bird who actually enjoys wearing a flightsuit - it means he gets to go outside of our room and go to more exciting places and hang out with people. I’ve been training him to wear one since right after he was weaned, so I’m not sure if a bird who isn’t accustomed to it would tolerate it. I use pantyliners cut into thirds as liners, they’re thinner than cotton pads and water-resistant on the bottom so I’m pretty sure Nico’s poops dont touch him unless the diaper is full. Nico has had a really bad wing clip that he’s still growing out of, so right now it is impossible for him to fly to a potty location, and for me it’s much more convenient to change a diaper every two hours than to take him to the potty every 10-15 minutes. Nico knows wearing a flightsuit means he’s expected to be on his best behavior, and he also knows as long as he behaves in it he’s allowed on top of my head (his favorite spot in the world).
That’s my experience with flightsuits anyway, it’s kind of unusual so I thought I’d share.
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:51 AM
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

I just want to add, that I have trained a 28 year old cockatoo and a 5 year old eckie to wear the diaper, so it is possible to train older birds as well.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:10 AM
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

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Umm bird poop shouldn't smell or something is terribly wrong with the bird.
My first thought too! They may be slimy and gross and a rather lot of poop when they come from a big bird but a HUGE plus for parrots as pets is the fact their poop doesn't smell (unless they are seriously sick).

As for my opinion of flight suits? I think they have their place but I personally prefer that my bird is potty trained rather than have to diaper him. For longer trips/riding public transport etc.... Kiwi goes in the Pak-o-bird where he can poop if he needs. I prefer it when out and about because it keeps him safe from idiots wanting to touch the bird without permission and the idiots safe from him Also nice to have a place to put a water or food bowl. And just a 'personal' thing but I don't much care for the thought of a parrot (or any animal/human) loose in a vehicle. A backpack can be buckled in but can you imagine what would happen to a loose bird in a serious accident?
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Re: What do you think about the Flight Suit Diaper?

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I usually put my parrots in flight suits when I bring them to a business meeting. For some reason no one loves a meeting to be interrupted by the smell and mess of a bird poop.

My job accepts me to use my parrots as ESA's and I therefore bring a parrot with me almost every where.

Also use them, when they go shopping with me. No stores will accept me bringing a bird into the store if any food might get contaminated by bird feces.

I have used them for all sorts of birds (lorikeets, mini-macaws, eckies, cockatoos, large macaws). I don't trust the diaper as a harness on the cockatoos or large macaws, they get a harness on top, but the smaller birds just gets the diaper on and the leash on the velcro attachment.
Mulle can't fly, so no additional harness is needed.

Are you in the US? If you are you are breaking federal law by bringing them into any store that sells food. ONLY service animals (dogs) are allowed into stores that sell food. Not bashing you, but just letting you know.
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