In Reply to: Re: trainable? posted by Deborah on December 27, 2011 at 12:13:01:
I completely understand what you're describing, my GCC does that too. My GCC is 10 months old and I have somewhat successfully trained him/her to poop off the side of the recliner I work from.
I did this by noticing the signals my bird makes when he/she wants to poop. Gently, I either pick him/her up or press on the side of the tail's base to turn him/her around to the direction I want him/her to relieve nature's call. *Splat* off the side of the arm of the chair... what he/she doesn't know is on the floor, along the sides of the chair are paper towels for easy cleaning!
Since I work from home and my bird is by my side a lot, it has become habit for the bird to "go" off to the side and not towards my lap...
The point is: Potty training can be done!
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