It’s rather simple but does take longer than training other behaviours. A normal training session can be done in a 15 minutes period, however since birds defecate every 15 to 30 minutes it takes several repetitions before they understand what you are asking them to do.

We suggest having a potty only perch so it becomes the cue for the behaviour. If you have your Parrot in your office or bedroom a garbage pail with a comfortable rim will work. A portable table top stand is also useful for potty training. The important thing to remember is the perch is for potty only and not for use as a place to put your Parrot while your hands are busy.

Consistency is the most important factor when training your Parrot to use a potty perch. You will need to use your inner clock to estimate the time that has passed since your Parrot went potty and pay close attention to their body language. Some Parrots get fidgety when then need to go and others will backup as if they are clearing a way off the perch. Try to stay ahead of potential “accidents” as this will slow down the process.

Once your Parrot has relieved themself, ask for a step-up and reward with praise or food.

Training will take several out-of-cage sessions over a couple of weeks before your Parrot is successfully using the potty perch “on cue”.