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Is it possible to train a CAG to poop only in it's cage?

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Is it possible to train a CAG to poop only in it's cage?
« on: September 15, 2012, 08:50:01 AM »

One of many (but only one) parakeet i had owned just by itself, always went back to the cage to poop.
So i wonder if anyone has managed to train thier grey to not just poop all over the place, but only cerrtain palces?
And how.
I certainly am going to try to teach my Congo the fine points of toilet ettiquette.
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Re: Is it possible to train a CAG to poop only in it's cage?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 09:49:47 AM »

More than possible but can't say I've got it 100% and mine are nearly 10. I'm now trying to move them to the cage they're trained for the perch also the shower rail. Though I do have problem areas it's catching them just before and moving them to where you want it to be. I'd say mine are 80% of the time good either perch or cage. I do have the 20% to contend with, the problem areas are more our problem than theirs. Just not concentrated enough on them they tend to be places where they're content and out of the way so get forgotten.
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Re: Is it possible to train a CAG to poop only in it's cage?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 07:50:14 PM »

Hi there! I know this is an old thread but thought I would share my experiences with you.

Parrots are very clever and pick up on things really fast. I have a 5 years old CAG and it is only within the last year or so that he learned himself not to poop on me, perhaps it is because I am his favourite person so he chooses not to poop on me.

I like to mention I did not train him to do this. It was just one day he was on my shoulder and I was engrossed with the tv I forgot to put him back in cage to poop. It must have been about 35 mins at most. He was fidgeting on my lap so I took him back in cage and he pooped right away.

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Re: Is it possible to train a CAG to poop only in it's cage?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 07:54:18 PM »

More than possible but can't say I've got it 100% and mine are nearly 10. I'm now trying to move them to the cage they're trained for the perch also the shower rail. Though I do have problem areas it's catching them just before and moving them to where you want it to be. I'd say mine are 80% of the time good either perch or cage. I do have the 20% to contend with, the problem areas are more our problem than theirs. Just not concentrated enough on them they tend to be places where they're content and out of the way so get forgotten.

I had this problem when I couldn't get him back to cage in time for his potty. So I made him learn the word "wait". When he fidgets on my shoulder I say wait and wobble my shoulders a bit so he doesn't poop. I take him to poo in cage then say "ok now poo poo" and he goes right away. Hope this helps
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