What do you guys do about poop..?

KingsleyPotatoBirb

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So, I have a conure. He's very cuddly. Only issue is.. he loves being with me wherever I am. His cage is in my bedroom and my room is really the only space he's in. since we have dogs and they basically freeroam all over the house except my room because its off limits to them now. So if im on my bed he wants to be on my bed. Im at my desk he'll want to be at my desk. He's about almost a year old and his wings were clipped when he came to me so flying is not an option for him right now but he is in the middle of his moult so hopefully he will be soon. he poops every 8 minutes or so so my question for you people is..

What do you guys do to protect your spaces from your birds poop? I love cuddling with him but the only thing I worry about is him doing his famous little backtrack then dumptruck right onto my bed.

Have any sugguestions?
 

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So, I have a conure. He's very cuddly. Only issue is.. he loves being with me wherever I am. His cage is in my bedroom and my room is really the only space he's in. since we have dogs and they basically freeroam all over the house except my room because its off limits to them now. So if im on my bed he wants to be on my bed. Im at my desk he'll want to be at my desk. He's about almost a year old and his wings were clipped when he came to me so flying is not an option for him right now but he is in the middle of his moult so hopefully he will be soon. he poops every 8 minutes or so so my question for you people is..

What do you guys do to protect your spaces from your birds poop? I love cuddling with him but the only thing I worry about is him doing his famous little backtrack then dumptruck right onto my bed.

Have any sugguestions?
I have a basket lined with newspaper for my Quaker to perch on. I carry this around and if he’s sitting on the basket handle then the poops go into the basket.

I have also trained him to go potty on paper which works great if he finds newspaper and not an important document. But if you teach your bird to potty on paper then any paper is eligible.
 
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I have a basket lined with newspaper for my Quaker to perch on. I carry this around and if he’s sitting on the basket handle then the poops go into the basket.

I have also trained him to go potty on paper which works great if he finds newspaper and not an important document. But if you teach your bird to potty on paper then any paper is eligible.
Ah, thanks thats very good advice! I was already thinking of trying to potty train him when he's able to fly so he can fly back to the cage. I think the basket is a great solution to digestive issues that I've heard about when people potty train their bird. Thanks again!
 

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Ah, thanks thats very good advice! I was already thinking of trying to potty train him when he's able to fly so he can fly back to the cage. I think the basket is a great solution to digestive issues that I've heard about when people potty train their bird. Thanks again!
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I have been a very inadequate manager of poop, noise, behavior in general. Poop? What poop? I don't see any poop.


This is the sad story of how the Rickeybird was toilet-trained for about an hour, back around 1990. I think he was maybe 6. I was reading Bird Talk, by then, and decided that I would try out some of the techniques. So I began taking the Rbird over a paper every 10 minutes or so and holding him there until he pooped, at which time I said "Boo-boo!" in a happy voice. Soon, I could take him to the paper say Boo-boo and he'd poop. As hoped for, as the day wore on, HE began to say Boo-boo and then poop when I held him over the target. He and I were both delighted, and we practiced and practiced. Sadly, it wasn't even an hour before he began saying Boo-boo every 30 seconds and then flying away when I headed for the paper. I accepted defeat graciously. To this day, he will sometimes yell Boo-boo ten or fifteen times within a minute or so, usually pooping wherever he happens to be. *sigh*
 

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I have some toys hanging from the handle, stuff like that. I thought if it was working well for you and your bird the basket might have “evolved” a bit.
 

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And for a brief comedy break...

I have been a very inadequate manager of poop, noise, behavior in general. Poop? What poop? I don't see any poop.


This is the sad story of how the Rickeybird was toilet-trained for about an hour, back around 1990. I think he was maybe 6. I was reading Bird Talk, by then, and decided that I would try out some of the techniques. So I began taking the Rbird over a paper every 10 minutes or so and holding him there until he pooped, at which time I said "Boo-boo!" in a happy voice. Soon, I could take him to the paper say Boo-boo and he'd poop. As hoped for, as the day wore on, HE began to say Boo-boo and then poop when I held him over the target. He and I were both delighted, and we practiced and practiced. Sadly, it wasn't even an hour before he began saying Boo-boo every 30 seconds and then flying away when I headed for the paper. I accepted defeat graciously. To this day, he will sometimes yell Boo-boo ten or fifteen times within a minute or so, usually pooping wherever he happens to be. *sigh*

Sooo RIckey Bird !!
 

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