Potty Training Your Parrot

A step-by-step guide to potty training your bird! With potty training, your bird will enjoy much more freedom and you’ll have a peace of mind knowing you’re safe when your bird‘s on your shoulder.

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  1. What do you do when you have a job and have to leave it for like 8 hours?
    Somebody on here said that bigger birds might start to scream or something. How much time do you need at the beginning to establish a connection and make her/him feel comfortable?

  2. My African Grey is not potty trained. My grandparents have had her for at least 15 years. Is it still possible to train her?

  3. Random question will all of the training techniques in your videos with Smokey be applicable with a cockatiel too? Thanks!

  4. I just wanted to say thank you for these videos. You are a great teacher, and a wonderful source of information for how to relate to my furry or feathered family members. Please keep up the good and informative work!! :)

  5. Is it a good thing to place my Grey's cage in My Room at night so we could sleep around the same time and wake up around the same time?
    Would it make him feel like I'm part of his flock more? and get him to trust me more… Specially when i first get him?

  6. How do you avoid getting the bird to only go potty when I give the command? I don't want the bird to hold in it's poop and always wait for me to give it the command especially if I'm not around it all the time.

  7. Hi there, thank you so much for your videos from the bottom of my heart, they are really helpful. Found your channel a few days ago and loved every single video. Can you help me with an opinion please?

    I just got myself an african grey just like Smokey. She's 3 months really smart and it's at the age i believe it will be ideal to train her (correct me if im wrong). From day one I got her she loves to be out of her cage and I keep her out as much as I can (7+ hours a day) but at night for example I put her in the cage and thats when mayhem starts. She absolutely hates it and start flipping over her food containers and moving around the cage stressed as hell. I'm obliged to cover its cage with a thin blanket for it to calm down but soon as i uncover it it starts again so I ignore her for a while and after she makes a mess she does calm down (ignoring her kinda helps) but only after a while of making a mess.
    Hate seeing my bird stressed out but i'm sure letting her out as soon as she starts with the mess would only bring me more of a headache if she believes thats what she needs to do. Can you please give me your view on it and a possible way of "cage training her?

    Thanks in advance,
    Fabio (Portugal)