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Is it possible to train my bird to only go to the bathroom in his cage?

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We let our bird out of the cage sometimes and whenever we do, he messes all over the house. Is there a way to train him to go back to his cage when he needs to do his thing?

asked Mar 17, 2013 in Bird Behavior by mamairis (6,910 points)

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It may take time and patience, but with both you may be able to train your bird to "go" in the cage. First, observe your bird to see what his bathroom patterns are. Does he make certain body movements beforehand? How often does he go and what are the intervals between times? When you think it's about to happen, place him in the area you want him to learn to go. If he doesn't poop, try again in a couple of minutes. Reward him with a treat and tell him what a good bird he is in a happy voice. Be consistent and be patient.
answered Mar 20, 2013 by (36,420 points)